VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies

The image was obtained with the Integral Field Spectroscopy mode of VIMOS. In one single exposure, more than 3000 spectra were taken of the central area of the Antennae Galaxies (ESO Press Photo eso0209b). The exposure lasted 300 seconds and was made with the low resolution red grating.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0209m
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:939 x 670 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, Spectrum
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:75 million light years

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