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A Curious Pair of Galaxies

This colour composite image of Arp 261 was created from images obtained using the FORS2 instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT), at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. Located 2,600 m above sea level, in the mountains of the Atacama Desert, the Paranal Observatory enjoys some of the clearest and darkest skies on the whole planet. This image was created from images through blue, green, red and infrared filters and the total exposure time was 45 minutes. Further information can be found on eso0911.

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About the Image

Id:eso0911a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 March 2009
Related releases:eso0911
Size:1378 x 1665 px

About the Object

Name:ARP 261, SN 1995N
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:70 million light years
Constellation:Libra

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Screensize JPEG
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1280x1024
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 49 30.01
Position (Dec):-10° 10' 16.49"
Field of view:5.63 x 6.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical Very Large Telescope
FORS2

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