Centaurus A – Field 1 (shell)

High-resolution, very deep colour image of a field around the jet in the North-East of the Centaurus A galaxy. This image was taken in July 1999 through U- and V-band optical filters with the VLT FORS1 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope on Paranal. Note the great variety of object types and colours, including many background galaxies which are seen through these less dense regions of Centaurus A. The total exposure time was 30 min in each filter and the seeing was excellent, 0.5 arcsec. The original pixel size is 0.196 arcsec and the fields measure 6.7 x 6.7 square arcmin (2048 x 2048 square pix). North is up and East is left.

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Sobre la imagen

Identificador:eso0315c
Tipo:Observación
Fecha de publicación:10 de Junio de 2003
Noticias relacionadas:eso0315
Tamaño:2048 x 2046 px

Sobre el objeto

Nombre:Centaurus A
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distancia:13 millón años luz
Constellation:Centaurus
Categoría:Galaxies

Formatos de imagen

JPEG grande
550,7 KB

Fondo de pantalla

1024x768
564,6 KB
1280x1024
800,1 KB
1600x1200
1011,2 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

Coordenadas

Position (RA):13 26 22.95
Position (Dec):-42° 51' 56.61"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientación:El norte está a 0.0° a la derecha de la vertical

Colores y filtros

BandaTelescopio
Oltravioleta
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Óptico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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