Detail of Field near Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

This image is an enlargement of part of the same area of a sky field around the spiral galaxy NGC 4945 with a faint spiral galaxy showing the individual pixels. It covers 214 x 210 pixels and measures about 50 x 50 arcsec 2 in the sky. The area is only 1/1500 of the full field; this illustrates the enormous amount of information that can be obtained with the WFI in a short time and hence, the great efficiency of this instrument. Please note that the small, "full resolution" image has the original resolution as recorded at the telescope, while the "enlarged version" is enlarged four times for easy viewing on the screen.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9922d
Type:Observation
Release date:26 March 1999
Related releases:eso9922
Size:847 x 838 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4945
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years
Constellation:Centaurus

Image Formats

Großes JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
140.3 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 6 34.69
Position (Dec):-49° 31' 51.11"
Field of view:0.84 x 0.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
665 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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