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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

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Auðkenni:eso1020a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Maí 19, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1020
Stærð:7350 x 7350 px

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Nafn:Messier 83
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:15 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Hydra
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 37 0.95
Position (Dec):-29° 51' 57.07"
Field of view:13.03 x 13.03 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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