The Fornax dwarf galaxy

The Fornax dwarf galaxy is one of our Milky Way’s neighbouring dwarf galaxies. The Milky Way is, like all large galaxies, thought to have formed from smaller galaxies in the early days of the Universe. These small galaxies should also contain many very old stars, just as the Milky Way does, and a team of astronomers has now shown that this is indeed the case. This image was composed from data from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Crédit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1007a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:17 février 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1007
Taille:5000 x 5000 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:450000 années lumière
Constellation:Fornax
Catégorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 59.30
Position (Dec):-34° 26' 56.65"
Field of view:83.87 x 83.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Visible
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Visible
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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