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.

Crediti:

ESO

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Identificazione:eso0315c
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:10 Giugno 2003
Notizie relative:eso0315
Grandezza:2048 x 2046 px

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Nome:Centaurus A
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distanza:13 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Centaurus
Categoria:Galaxies

Formati delle immagini

JPEG grande
550,7 KB

Sfondi

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

Coordinate

Position (RA):13 26 22.95
Position (Dec):-42° 51' 56.61"
Field of view:6.83 x 6.83 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.0° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaTelescopio
Ultravioletto
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Ottico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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