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.

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ESO/P. Grosbøl

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Auðkenni:eso1038b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Sep 22, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1038
Stærð:3836 x 2121 px

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Nafn:NGC 1365
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Fjarlægð:60 milljón ljósár
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Sýnilegt
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Innrautt
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Sýnilegt
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Innrautt
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Sýnilegt
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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