Highlights of the HAWK-I infrared image of Messier 83

Some highlights from the infrared view of the classic spiral galaxy Messier 83 taken with the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. As well as showing the structure of the galaxy without the obscuring effect of dust, huge numbers of stars within the galaxy are revealed.

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ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

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ID:eso1020b
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:19 maj 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1020
Storlek:1880 x 1878 px

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Namn:Messier 83
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:15 miljon ljusår
Kategori:Galaxies

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