Saturday, 18 January 2014

Monogram Spiral Galaxy: Deep space astronomy image Table Lamp

A gorgeous outer space lamp design. Fill your room with these amazing colours! Click to fill in and see it with your monogram initials.

tagged with: star clusters, inspirational, star forming regions, spgxy1232, young blue stars, galactic arms, astromomy image, spiral galaxies, star galaxies, outer space images, european southern observatory, heavens, eso, vista

Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A fantastic image that reveals a little of the wonder that is our universe.
This spectacular image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 was obtained on September 21, 1998, during a period of good observing conditions. It is based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively. The colours of the different regions are well visible : the central areas contain older stars of reddish colour, while the spiral arms are populated by young, blue stars and many star-forming regions. Note the distorted companion galaxy on the left side, shaped like the greek letter "theta".

NGC 1232 is located 20º south of the celestial equator, in the constellation Eridanus (The River). The distance is about 100 million light-years, but the excellent optical quality of the VLT and FORS allows us to see an incredible wealth of details. At the indicated distance, the edge of the field shown corresponds to about 200,000 light-years, or about twice the size of the Milky Way galaxy.
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image code: spgxy253

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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