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The Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A

Colour composite image of NGC 1427A, based on observations collected with FORS1 in Service mode for Andreas Reisenegger and his colleagues in November 2002 and January 2003. A very tenuous galaxy is also visible in the upper right corner. For the blue, green and red channels the U, V and H-alpha filters were used, respectively. North is on the left and West is up. The entire field of view of this image is ~ 6.7 x 6.7 arcmin which corresponds to ~ 120 x 120 thousand light-years at the Fornax Cluster distance. Henri Boffin (ESO) did the final processing of the image.

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About the Image

Id:eso0627c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 July 2006
Related releases:eso0627
Size:1953 x 1851 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1427A
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• X - Galaxies
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 40 8.60
Position (Dec):-35° 37' 10.13"
Field of view:6.20 x 5.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 87.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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