HAWK-I infrared image of the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365*

This striking new image, taken with the powerful HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile, shows NGC 1365. This beautiful barred spiral galaxy is part of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, and lies about 60 million light-years from Earth. The picture was created from images taken through Y, J, H and K filters and the exposure times were 4, 4, 7 and 12 minutes respectively.

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Credit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

About the Image

Id:eso1038a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 September 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1038
Size:3655 x 3628 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1365
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 33 36.33
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 28.25"
Field of view:6.50 x 6.45 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

 

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