The Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A
August 9, 2006
ESO PR Photo 27c/06 is a colour composite image of NGC 1427A, based on observations collected with FORS1 in Service mode for Andreas Reisenegger and his colleagues in November 2002 and January 2003. A very tenuous galaxy is also visible in the upper right corner. For the blue, green and red channels the U, V and H-alpha filters were used, respectively. North is on the left and West is up. The entire field of view of this image is ~ 6.7 x 6.7 arcmin2 which corresponds to ~ 120 x 120 thousand light-years at the Fornax Cluster distance. Henri Boffin (ESO) did the final processing of the image.
Topics: Extragalactic astronomy, Astrology, Astronomy, NGC 1427A, Irregular galaxies, Fornax, Fornax Cluster, Fornax constellation, NGC, Eridanus constellation