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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1007a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Feb 17, 2010, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1007
Stærð:5000 x 5000 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Fjarlægð:450000 ljósár
Constellation:Fornax
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):2 39 59.30
Position (Dec):-34° 26' 56.65"
Field of view:83.87 x 83.87 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 1.3° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
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445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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