Comparison of visible-light and infrared images of the galaxy NGC 1365

This comparison shows a visible-light image of the barred spiral NGC 1365 taken with the FORS1 camera on ESO’s VLT, along with the new infrared view obtained with the HAWK-I camera. In the infrared the dust in the galaxy is much less prominent and the new data is ideal for studying the complex interactions between stars and gas in this spectacular barred spiral.

Crédit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1038b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:22 septembre 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1038
Taille:3836 x 2121 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:60 million années lumière
Catégorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Infrarouge
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Visible
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarouge
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Visible
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarouge
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Visible
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

Notes: HAWK-1 data refers to the left image, and FORS1 data to the right.