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.

Källa:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Om bilden

ID:eso1020a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:19 maj 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1020
Storlek:7350 x 7350 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 83
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:15 miljon ljusår
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 är 0.0° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarött
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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