Centaurus A – Field 1 (shell)

High-resolution, very deep colour image of a field around the jet in the North-East of the Centaurus A galaxy. This image was taken in July 1999 through U- and V-band optical filters with the VLT FORS1 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope on Paranal. Note the great variety of object types and colours, including many background galaxies which are seen through these less dense regions of Centaurus A. The total exposure time was 30 min in each filter and the seeing was excellent, 0.5 arcsec. The original pixel size is 0.196 arcsec and the fields measure 6.7 x 6.7 square arcmin (2048 x 2048 square pix). North is up and East is left.

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Über das Bild

ID:eso0315c
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:10. Juni 2003
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso0315
Größe:2048 x 2046 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Centaurus A
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Entfernung:13 Million Lichtjahre
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategorie:Galaxies

Bildformate

Großes JPEG
550,7 KB

Bildschirm-Hintergrundbilder

1024x768
564,6 KB
1280x1024
800,1 KB
1600x1200
1011,2 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

Koordinaten

Position (RA):13 26 22.95
Position (Dec):-42° 51' 56.61"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.0° rechts zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Ultraviolett
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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