The Spiral Galaxy NGC 5584 and SN 2007af

This image is a colour-composite of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 5584. It is based on data collected by the Paranal Science Team with the FORS1 instrument on Kueyen, the second 8.2-m Unit Telescope of ESO's Very Large Telescope. The supernova SN 2007af is the bright object seen slightly below and to the right of the galaxy's centre. The galaxy and its bright supernova were observed on the nights of 16, 19 and 22 March 2007 through a B, V, R, H-alpha and OII filter. The total exposure time is about 28 minutes. The observers are Susana Randall, Claudio Melo and Swetlana Hubrig, and the day astronomer was Dominique Naef (all ESO). Henri Boffin (ESO) processed the data and made the colour-composite, and Haennes Heyer (ESO) made the final adjustments.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0716a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 March 2007
Related releases:eso0716
Size:1764 x 1869 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5584, SN 2007af
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
Distance:75 million light years
Constellation:Virgo

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 22 23.87
Position (Dec):0° 23' 14.99"
Field of view:5.89 x 6.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right 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
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
Oii
372 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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