The starburst galaxy NGC 253

NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies in the sky, and also one of the dustiest. The whole galaxy is shown here as observed with the WFI instrument, while the insert shows a close-up of the central parts as observed with the NACO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope and the ACS on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This unique set of observations has allowed a team of astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) to study the galaxy in great detail, uncovering many young, massive and dusty stellar nurseries. They also found that the centre of this galaxy appears to harbour a twin of our own Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

Telif:

ESO

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso0902a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:19 Ocak 2009
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso0902
Boyut:8285 x 7510 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 253
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Uzaklık:10 milyon ışık yılı
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):0 47 33.65
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 5.94"
Field of view:32.87 x 29.79 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 1.6° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
Oiii
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Kırmızı ötesi
Near-IR
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optik
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Kırmızı ötesi
J
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Optik
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Notlar: WFI data is for the main picture of NGC 253, all other observation data refers to the close-up image.

 

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