Highlights of the HAWK-I infrared image of Messier 83

Some highlights from the infrared view of the classic spiral galaxy Messier 83 taken with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. As well as showing the structure of the galaxy without the obscuring effect of dust, huge numbers of stars within the galaxy are revealed.

Credit:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1020b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:19 mei 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1020
Grootte:1880 x 1878 px

Over het object

Naam:Messier 83
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:15 miljoen lichtjaren
Categorie:Galaxies

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