Wide-field view of the surroundings of NGC 5018

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eso_eso1827c August 8th, 2018

Credit: ESO/Spavone et al.

This wider-area image around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 offers a different perspective on the cosmic vastness. If seen with the unaided eye it will look almost empty. Here the extremely sensitive detectors of the VST have captured a myriad of stars, galaxies, and even a few errant asteroids crossing this area of the sky during the long exposures need to obtain the image.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1827c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 5018
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Type > Elliptical
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 12m 57.6s
DEC = -19° 28’ 16.9”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
1.2 x 1.1 degrees
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (u) 361.0 nm
Arrow_left_green VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (g) 470.0 nm
Arrow_left_red VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (R) 655.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1827c
Subject Category
D.5.1.4  
Subject Name
NGC 5018
Credits
ESO/Spavone et al.
Release Date
2018-08-08T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1827c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope
Instrument
OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
u, g, R
Central Wavelength
361, 470, 655
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
198.240081383, -19.4713523832
Reference Dimension
20117.0, 19013.0
Reference Pixel
10058.5, 9506.5
Scale
-5.83546110994e-05, 5.83546110994e-05
Rotation
0.12000000000000001
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
5.02925 5.02957 0.00029349860134714363
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1827c
Metadata Date
2018-03-14T09:07:17+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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