The Interacting Galaxies IRAS 09061-1248

This comparison between the seeing-limited image (from the UKIRT archive, left) and the LGS-AO image of the pair of interacting galaxies IRAS 09061-1248 shows the vast amount more detail the Adaptive Optics technique with laser guide star can reveal. The right image is a K-band image obtained with NACO and the LGS. The colour-code corresponds to intensity.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0727b
Type:Observation
Release date:13 June 2007
Related releases:eso0727
Size:3542 x 1770 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 09061-1248
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=0.073 ()

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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