HAWK-I image of NGC 5247

This image shows NGC 5247, a grand design barred spiral galaxy, located 60–70 million light-years away. The galaxy lies face-on towards Earth, thus providing an excellent view of its pinwheel structure and multiple arms. It is in the zodiacal constellation of Virgo (the Maiden).

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 blue), J (in light blue), H (in green), and K (in red). The field of view of the image is about 6.4 arcminutes.

Telif:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1042b
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:27 Ekim 2010 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1042
Boyut:3625 x 3609 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 5247
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Uzaklık:70 milyon ışık yılı
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
4,5 MB

Yaklaştırma


Duvarkağıtları

1024x768
202,4 KB
1280x1024
332,3 KB
1600x1200
514,5 KB
1920x1200
683,0 KB
2048x1536
911,4 KB

Koordinatlar

Position (RA):13 38 3.01
Position (Dec):-17° 53' 1.98"
Field of view:6.45 x 6.42 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.1° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I