M100 / NGC 4321

Messier 100, also known as NGC 4321, is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies in the sky, located at about 50 million light-years from us. A composite VRI image obtained on March 3, 2002. The individual exposures lasted 180 seconds, image quality 0.7 arcsec FWHM; field 7 x 7 arcmin2 ; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0209h
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:1800 x 1802 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 100
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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1600x1200
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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 22 53.98
Position (Dec):15° 49' 42.31"
Field of view:6.18 x 6.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

 

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