HAWK-I image of NGC 1232

NGC 1232 is a spiral galaxy some 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (the River). The galaxy is classified as an intermediate spiral galaxy — somewhere between a barred and an unbarred spiral galaxy. An image of this galaxy and its small companion galaxy NGC 1232A in visible light was one of the first produced by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). HAWK-I has now returned to NGC 1232 to show a different view of it at near-infrared wavelengths.

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

Telif:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1042g
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:27 Ekim 2010 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1042
Boyut:3644 x 3638 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 1232
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Uzaklık:65 milyon ışık yılı
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategori:Galaxies

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
5,4 MB

Yaklaştırma


Duvarkağıtları

1024x768
242,2 KB
1280x1024
409,6 KB
1600x1200
650,0 KB
1920x1200
870,7 KB
2048x1536
1,1 MB

Koordinatlar

Position (RA):3 9 45.48
Position (Dec):-20° 34' 45.65"
Field of view:6.49 x 6.48 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.2° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
J
1.22 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
H
1.63 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I