Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

Colour-composite image of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 300 and the surrounding sky field, obtained in 1999 and 2000 with the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0221a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:4000 x 3722 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:6 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor

Image Formats

Large JPEG
10.4 MB
Screensize JPEG
515.3 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 53.56
Position (Dec):-37° 41' 4.10"
Field of view:34.24 x 31.86 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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