The Hooked Galaxy and its Companion

Composite image based on data acquired with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument in April and May 2006 for the European Supernova Collaboration. The observations were made in four different filters (B, V, R, and I) that were combined to make a colour image. The field of view covers 5.6 x 8.3 arcmin. North is up and East is to the left. The observations were done by Ferdinando Patat and the Paranal Science team (ESO), and the final processing was done by Olivia Blanchemain, Henri Boffin and Haennes Heyer (ESO).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0622a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 June 2006
Related releases:eso0622
Size:1347 x 1986 px

About the Object

Name:MCG-01-39-003, NGC 5917
Type:• X - Galaxies
Distance:90 million light years
Constellation:Libra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 21 32.59
Position (Dec):-7° 22' 38.55"
Field of view:4.50 x 6.63 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
557 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
655 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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