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English: Colour-composite image of the central 5,500 light-years wide region of the spiral galaxy NGC 1097, obtained with the NACO adaptive optics on the VLT. More than 300 star forming regions - white spots in the image - are distributed along a ring of dust and gas in the image. At the centre of the ring there is a bright central source where the active galactic nucleus and its super-massive black hole are located. The image was constructed by stacking J- (blue), H- (green), and Ks-band (red) images. North is up and East is to the left. The field of view is 24 x 29 arcsec2, i.e. less than 0.03% the size of the full moon!

ID: phot-33a-05

Press Photo: ESO 33/05

Object: NGC 1097

Telescope: UT4/Yepun

Instrument: NACO

Size: 1467x1695

Credit: ESO
Date Wed 07 Jan 2009 16:28:24 CET
Source http://www.eso.org/gallery/v/ESOPIA/Galaxies/phot-33a-05.jpg.html
Author ESO


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