NGC 2997

This is one of the first CCD images taken at ESO. It was obtained in the V filter, with the CCD camera at the 1.5-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla Observatory. NGC 2997 is a beautiful galaxy and a typical Sc type with two dominant arms. In spite of some ramifications, both arms can be traced for a full revolution. The present picture was made from three overlapping CCD frames and the colours show the intensity contours.

Bildnachweis:

ESO

Über das Bild

ID:ngc_2997
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:16. April 2010 17:16
Größe:1749 x 2548 px

Über das Objekt

Name:NGC 2997
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Entfernung:35 Million Lichtjahre
Constellation:Antlia
Kategorie:Galaxies

Bildformate

Großes JPEG
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Koordinaten

Position (RA):9 45 38.82
Position (Dec):-31° 11' 28.86"
Field of view:3.98 x 5.80 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 89.8° links zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Optisch
V
Danish 1.54-metre telescope