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.

Créditos:

ESO/P. Grosbøl

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Id:eso1038b
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:22 de Setembro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1038
Tamanho:3836 x 2121 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:NGC 1365
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distância:60 milhão anos-luz
Categoria:Galaxies

Formatos de imagens

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Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Infravermelho
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Óptico
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infravermelho
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Óptico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infravermelho
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Óptico
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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