SINFONI Observations of NGC 6240

The galaxy merger system NGC 6240 was observed with SINFONI in the K-band (wavelength 2 µm). This object has two nuclei; the image of the southern one is also shown enlarged, together with the corresponding spectrum. The width of each slitlet was 0.025 arcsec and the seeing was 0.8 arcsec. The total integration time on the galaxy was 80 min. The false-colours in the images represent regions of different surface brightness.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0426n
Type:Observation
Release date:24 August 2004
Related releases:eso0426
Size:981 x 587 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6240, Spectrum
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
• X - Galaxies
Distance:330 million light years

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
100.4 KB

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.0 μmVery Large Telescope
SINFONI

 

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