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.

Kilde:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Om bildet

ID:eso1020a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:19. mai 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1020
Størrelse:7350 x 7350 px

Om objektet

Navn:Messier 83
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstand:15 million lysår
Constellation:Hydra
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinater

Position (RA):13 37 0.95
Position (Dec):-29° 51' 57.07"
Field of view:13.03 x 13.03 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarødt
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarødt
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarødt
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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