HAWK-I image of NGC 1300

This image is of NGC 1300, a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the ends of a spectacularly prominent central bar. It is considered a prototypical example of barred spiral galaxies and lies at a distance of about 65 million light-years, in the constellation of Eridanus (the River).

The image was made in infrared light with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile. HAWK-I is one of the most powerful infrared imagers in the world, and this is one of the sharpest and most detailed pictures of this galaxy ever taken from Earth. The filters used were Y (shown here in dark blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Crediti:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

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Identificazione:eso1042d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 27 Ottobre 2010 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1042
Grandezza:3646 x 3634 px

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Nome:NGC 1300
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanza:65 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Eridanus
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordinate

Position (RA):3 19 41.01
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 38.60"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.46 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.1° a sinistra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Infrarosso
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarosso
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarosso
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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