Barred Galaxy NGC 1365

This is a true-colour image of the major part of NGC 1365, combined from three exposures with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument at VLT UT1, in the B (blue), V (green) and R (red) optical bands. The exposure times were 360, 180 and 140 seconds, respectively. The image quality is about 0.8 arcsec. The field measures about 7 x 7 arcmin 2. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9920f
Type:Observation
Release date:27 February 1999
Related releases:eso9920, eso9911
Size:2039 x 2037 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
Constellation:Fornax

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.6 MB
Screensize JPEG
153.2 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
342.6 KB
1600x1200
641.0 KB
1920x1200
986.9 KB
2048x1536
1.3 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):3 33 36.28
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 27.74"
Field of view:6.80 x 6.79 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
557 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
655 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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