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.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:ngc_2997
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:16 april 2010 17:16
Grootte:1749 x 2548 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 2997
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:35 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Antlia
Categorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
1,6 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):9 45 38.82
Position (Dec):-31° 11' 28.86"
Field of view:3.98 x 5.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.8° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
V
Danish 1.54-metre telescope