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.

Kilde:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om billedet

Id:eso1038b
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:22. september 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1038
Størrelse:3836 x 2121 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Afstand:60 million lysår
Kategori:Galaxies

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Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarød
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisk
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarød
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisk
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarød
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisk
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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