A Galactic Gem

FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image, captured during the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific observations to be made.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1830a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 September 2018, 13:00
Related releases:eso1830
Size:1719 x 1775 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3981
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Crater
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 56 7.23
Position (Dec):-19° 53' 41.00"
Field of view:7.22 x 7.45 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
H-alpha
660 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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