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.

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Om billedet

Id:ngc_2997
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:16. april 2010 17:16
Størrelse:1749 x 2548 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 2997
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:35 million lysår
Constellation:Antlia
Kategori:Galaxies

Billedformater

Stor JPEG
1,6 MB
Skrærm JPEG
531,2 KB

Koordinater

Position (RA):9 45 38.82
Position (Dec):-31° 11' 28.86"
Field of view:3.98 x 5.80 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 89.8° venstre fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
V
Danish 1.54-metre telescope