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|
|Size:||400 x 370 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies
|Distance:||450 million light years|
Colours & filters
|MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope|