Spiral Galaxy NGC 4254

An image of the Virgo cluster spiral galaxy NGC 4254, with the "metal-rich" H II regions indicated. (VLT ANTU and FORS1).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0223a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 August 2002
Related releases:eso0223
Size:1791 x 2067 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4254
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 18 49.62
Position (Dec):14° 24' 58.60"
Field of view:5.90 x 6.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
627 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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