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.

Credit:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1038b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:22 september 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1038
Grootte:3836 x 2121 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Afstand:60 miljoen lichtjaren
Categorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
1,6 MB

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Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Infrarood
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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