The Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097

This is a photo of an active galaxy that was observed with ISAAC during the programme being carried out. It shows NGC 1097 (R-band). The bar-like structure and the luminous centre where the Black Hole is located is visible. The distance to this galaxy is approximately 55 million light-years; the local scale is indicated in the photo.

Technical information: this image with NGC 1097 is a reproduction from the ESO LV archive, extracted via the Hypercat facility. It is based on a 2-hour photographic exposure in the R-band (Kodak IIIa-F emulsion + RG630 filtre) with the ESO 1-m Schmidt Telescope at La Silla and covers a field of about 35 x 35 arcmin 2. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0128a
Type:Observation
Release date:14 August 2001
Related releases:eso0128
Size:800 x 796 px

About the Object

Name:Caldwell 67, NGC 1097
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies
• X - Quasars & Black Holes
Distance:45 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 46 26.00
Position (Dec):-30° 17' 6.96"
Field of view:35.06 x 34.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

Exposure time: 7200s

 

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