Dinner for Centaurus A

This image of the central parts of Centaurus A reveals the parallelogram-shaped remains of a smaller galaxy that was gulped down about 200 to 700 million years ago. The image is based on data collected with the SOFI instrument on ESO’s New Technology Telescope at La Silla. The original image, obtained by observing in the near-infrared through three different filters (J, H and K) was specially processed to look through the dust, providing a clear view of the centre. The field of view is about 4 x 4 arcminutes.

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Identificazione:eso0944a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:20 Novembre 2009
Notizie relative:eso0944
Grandezza:849 x 849 px

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Nome:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Distanza:13 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Centaurus
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordinate

Position (RA):13 25 26.68
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 8.00"
Field of view:4.08 x 4.08 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.2° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaTelescopio
Infrarosso
J
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarosso
H
New Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarosso
K
New Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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