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.

Créditos:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

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Id:eso1020a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:19 de Maio de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1020
Tamanho:7350 x 7350 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Messier 83
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distância:15 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Hydra
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):13 37 0.95
Position (Dec):-29° 51' 57.07"
Field of view:13.03 x 13.03 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.0° à esquerda da vertical

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