NGC 1365 - H-alpha

This photo was obtained by FORS1 at VLT UT1 through a narrow optical filter that isolates light emitted by hydrogen in the red H-alpha spectral line. It shows predominantly star-forming regions and other emission nebulae, most of which are located in the bar and along the spiral arms. The exposure time was 900 seconds and the image quality is excellent, about 0.36 arcsec. The field measures about 7 x 7 arcmin 2. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9920g
Type:Observation
Release date:27 February 1999
Related releases:eso9920, eso9911
Size:2872 x 2848 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1365
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 33 36.33
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 28.25"
Field of view:6.82 x 6.76 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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