Comparison of visible-light and infrared images of the galaxy NGC 1365

This comparison shows a visible-light image of the barred spiral NGC 1365 taken with the FORS1 camera on ESO’s VLT, along with the new infrared view obtained with the HAWK-I camera. In the infrared the dust in the galaxy is much less prominent and the new data is ideal for studying the complex interactions between stars and gas in this spectacular barred spiral.

Credit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

About the Image

Id:eso1038b
Type:Observation
Release date:22 September 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1038
Size:3836 x 2121 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1365
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

Notes: HAWK-1 data refers to the left image, and FORS1 data to the right.

 

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