Spiral galaxy NGC 1097

It is an almost-true colour composite based on images made with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the 8.2-m Melipal (Unit Telescope 3) of ESO's Very Large Telescope. Exposures were taken in three different wavebands which were associated to a given colour : R-band (centred around 652 nm; red), V (540 nm; green) and B (456 nm; blue). The images were taken on the night of December 9 to 10, 2004 in the presence of the President of the Republic of Chile, M. Ricardo Lagos. The observing conditions were very good (seeing well below 1 arcsec). The total exposure was 2.25 min in R, 3 min in V and 6 min in B. The scale is 0.205 arcsec/pix and the image covers a 7.7 x 6.6 arcmin2 region on the sky. All exposures were taken and pre-processed by ESO Paranal Science Operation astronomers. Additional image processing by Henri Boffin (ESO).

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0438d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:22 december 2004
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0438
Grootte:6592 x 7725 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 1097
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:60 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Fornax
Categorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 46 19.04
Position (Dec):-30° 16' 29.62"
Field of view:6.85 x 7.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
456 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optisch
V
540 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optisch
R
652 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS