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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Om bilden

ID:eso0315c
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:10 juni 2003
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0315
Storlek:2048 x 2046 px

Om objektet

Namn:Centaurus A
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Avstånd:13 miljon ljusår
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
12,5 MB
Stor jpeg
550,7 kB
Skärmstor jpeg
537,4 kB

Skrivbordsunderlägg

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

Koordinater

Position (RA):13 26 22.95
Position (Dec):-42° 51' 56.61"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.0° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Ultraviolett
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Synligt ljus
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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