Disturbed Spiral Galaxy in the Abell 496 Field

This image shows a galaxy with a strange structure in the Abell 496 Field. This image is reproduced on a logarithmic intensity scale to better show the structure of the objects. At this scale, the individual pixels in the original frames are visible. The sky field measures 0.8 x 0.8 arcmin 2. North is up and East left.

The WFI image of Abell 496 was obtained in blue light (B-band) and corresponds to a total integration time of 7560 seconds, split into a number of exposures lasting between 600 and 1200 seconds. The faintest objects just detectable in this image have a B-magnitude of about 26.5.



About the Image

Release date:21 December 1999
Related releases:eso9954
Size:400 x 370 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 496
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:450 million light years

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

Exposure time: 7560s


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