The topsy-turvy galaxy NGC 1313*

The central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions. A great number of supershell nebulae, that is, cocoon of gas inflated and etched by successive bursts of star formation, are visible. The green nebulosities are regions emitting in the ionised oxygen lines and may harbour clusters with very hot stars. This colour-composite is based on images obtained with the FORS1 instrument on one of the 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope, located at Cerro Paranal. The data were obtained in the night of 16 December 2003, through different broad- (R, B, and z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, OI, and OIII).

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Kimlik:eso0643a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:23 Kasım 2006
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso0643
Boyut:2007 x 1811 px

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Adı:NGC 1313
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Uzaklık:20 milyon ışık yılı
Constellation:Reticulum
Kategori:Galaxies

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Position (RA):3 18 15.78
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 51.69"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.05 arcminutes
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