Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57

This photo shows the central region of spiral galaxy ESO 269-57, located in the southern constellation Centaurus at a distance of about 150 million light-years. Many galaxies are seen in this direction at about the same distance, forming a loose cluster; there are also some fainter, more distant ones in the background. The designation refers to the ESO/Uppsala Survey of the Southern Sky in the 1970's during which over 15,000 southern galaxies were catalogued. ESO 269-57 is a tightly bound object of type Sar, the "r" referring to the "ring" that surrounds the bright centre, that is overexposed here. The photo is a composite, based on three exposures (Blue - 600 sec; Yellow-Green - 300 sec; Red - 300 sec) obtained with KUEYEN on March 28, 1999. The image quality is 0.7 arcsec and the field is 90 x 90 arcsec 2. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9923b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 1999
Related releases:eso9923
Size:2868 x 2916 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 269-57
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:150 million light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 10 4.46
Position (Dec):-46° 26' 14.73"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope

 

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