Giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster

Colour composite photo of the central area of NGC 1316, a giant elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Many dark dust clouds and lanes are visible. Some of the star-like objects in the field are globular clusters of stars that belong to the galaxy. It is based on CCD exposures, obtained with the 8.2-m VLT/ANTU telescope and the FORS-1 multi-mode instrument through B (blue), V (green-yellow) and I (here rendered as red) filters, respectively. The "pyramids" above and below the bright centre of the galaxy and the vertical lines at some of the brighter stars are caused by overexposure ("CCD bleeding"). The field measures 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin 2, with 0.2 arcsec/pixel. The image quality of this composite is about 0.9 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

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ESO

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso0024a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:28 Luglio 2000
Notizie relative:eso0024
Grandezza:1941 x 1944 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:NGC 1316
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Distanza:60 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Fornax
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordinate

Position (RA):3 22 43.19
Position (Dec):-37° 11' 58.29"
Field of view:6.47 x 6.49 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.1° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaTelescopio
Ottico
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Ottico
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarosso
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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