Planetary Nebulae in and around Messier 87

Location of the planetary nebulae in the outskirts of the giant galaxy Messier 87 and in the intergalactic space around the centre of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. By measuring the motions of these objects very precisely, using the highly efficient FLAMES spectrograph on the ESO Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory (Chile), astronomers have probed the edge of Messier 87 for the first time, and found it to be about three times as large as our own Milky Way.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso0919b
Typ:Kolaż
Data publikacji:20 maja 2009
Powiązane komunikaty:eso0919
Rozmiar:1752 x 1520 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:Messier 87, Virgo Cluster
Typ:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Odległość:60 milion lat świetlnych
Kategoria:Nebulae

Formaty zdjęć

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