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.

Crediti:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

A proposito dell'immagine

Identificazione:eso1038b
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:Mercoledì 22 Settembre 2010 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1038
Dimensione:3836 x 2121 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:NGC 1365
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distanza:60 Milione Anni luce
Categoria:Galaxies

Formati delle immagini

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Colori e filtri

BandaTelescopio
Infrarosso
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Ottico
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarosso
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Ottico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarosso
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Ottico
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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