Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 7424

Composite colour-coded image of another magnificent spiral galaxy, NGC 7424, at a distance of 40 million light-years. It is based on images obtained with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) in three different wavelength bands. The image covers 6.5 x 7.2 square arcminutes on the sky. North is up and East is to the right.

Read more about this superb object in the ESO Press Release eso0436.

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About the Image

Id:eso0436c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2004. december 1.
Related releases:eso0436
Size:1887 x 2109 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 7424
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Grus
Category:Galaxies

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
2,5 MB
Screensize JPEG
447,3 KB

Háttérképek

1024x768
415,0 KB
1280x1024
732,4 KB
1600x1200
1,2 MB
1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 57 18.41
Position (Dec):-41° 4' 14.49"
Field of view:6.47 x 7.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS