A spiral galaxy in Leo

This picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521 was taken using the FORS1 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The large spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), and is only 35 million light-years distant. This picture was created from exposures taken through three different filters that passed blue light, yellow/green light, and near-infrared light. These are shown in this picture as blue, green, and red, respectively.

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ESO/O. Maliy

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Identificazione:eso1129a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 10 Agosto 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1129
Grandezza:2046 x 2046 px

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Nome:NGC 3521
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanza:35 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Leo
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordinate

Position (RA):11 5 46.32
Position (Dec):0° 1' 52.04"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 90.0° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

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

 

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