Magnificent Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424

Composite colour-coded image of another magnificent spiral galaxy, NGC 7424, at a distance of 40 million light-years. It is based on images obtained with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) in three different wavelength bands. The image covers 6.5 x 7.2 square arcminutes on the sky. North is up and East is to the right.

Read more about this superb object in the ESO Press Release eso0436.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0436c
Type:Observation
Release date:1 December 2004
Related releases:eso0436
Size:1887 x 2103 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7424
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Grus

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.5 MB
Screensize JPEG
447.6 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
415.3 KB
1280x1024
732.7 KB
1600x1200
1.2 MB
1920x1200
1.5 MB
2048x1536
2.0 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):22 57 18.41
Position (Dec):-41° 4' 14.49"
Field of view:6.47 x 7.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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