Filamentary Structures in NGC 1097

The left image shows the same central region as imaged in ESO Press Photo eso0534a but this time as seen in the J-Ks colour. It clearly shows the nucleus, the central spiral arms extending up to 1,300 light-years from the centre, and the star-forming ring. The right image shows the same but after a masking process has been applied to suppress the central stellar light of the galaxy. The central spiral arms are now seen as dark channels, some extending up to the star-forming ring. North is up and East is to the left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0534b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 October 2005
Related releases:eso0534
Size:2026 x 1046 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1097
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:45 million light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
NACO

 

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