The classic spiral Messier 83 seen in the infrared with HAWK-I

This image of the nearby galaxy Messier 83 was taken in the infrared part of the spectrum with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The very fine image quality of this camera, coupled with the huge light-collecting power of the VLT, reveals vast numbers of stars within the galaxy. The images were taken in three different parts of the infrared spectrum and the total exposure time was eight and a half hours, split into more than five hundred exposures of one minute each. The field of view is about 13 arcminutes across.

Herkunftsnachweis:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Über das Bild

ID:eso1020a
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:19. Mai 2010 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1020
Größe:7350 x 7350 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Messier 83
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Entfernung:15 Million Lichtjahre
Constellation:Hydra
Kategorie:Galaxies

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):13 37 0.95
Position (Dec):-29° 51' 57.07"
Field of view:13.03 x 13.03 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.0° links zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Infrarot
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarot
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarot
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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