Spiral galaxy NGC 1232

This image is of the central region of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 and was obtained on September 21, 1998, during a period of good observing conditions. It is based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively. This central area contains older stars of reddish colour.

Images eso9845d and eso9845e are based on a composite of three images taken behind three different filters: U (360 nm; 10 min), B (420 nm; 6 min) and R (600 nm; 2:30 min) during a period of 0.7 arcsec seeing. The fields shown measure 6.8 x 6.8 arcmin and 1.6 x 1.8 arcmin, respectively. North is up; East is to the left.

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About the Image

Id:eso9845e
Type:Observation
Release date:23 September 1998
Related releases:eso9845
Size:2868 x 3080 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1232
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:70 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 9 45.48
Position (Dec):-20° 34' 45.65"
Field of view:1.65 x 1.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
420 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Ultraviolet
U
360 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
600 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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