A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (annotated version)

Six spectacular spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in pictures from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the impressive power of the HAWK-I camera to help astronomers understand how the remarkable spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve. From left to right the galaxies are NGC 5247, Messier 100 (NGC 4321), NGC 1300, NGC 4030, NGC 2997 and NGC 1232.


ESO/P. Grosbøl

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Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 27 Ottobre 2010 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1042
Grandezza:11386 x 8369 px

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Nome:Composite image, HAWK-I, M 100, Messier 100, NGC 1232, NGC 1300, NGC 2997, NGC 4030, NGC 4321, NGC 5247, Very Large Telescope
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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