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 bildet

ID:eso1038b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:22. september 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1038
Størrelse:3836 x 2121 px

Om objektet

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

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Farger og filtre

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

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