Outskirts of NGC 300

This is an astronomers' joy ride to infinity. Such a rarely seen view of our universe imparts a feeling of the vast distances in space. In the upper half of the image, the outer region of NGC 300 is resolved into innumerable stars, while in the lower half, myriads of galaxies — a thousand times more distant — catch the eye. In reality, many of them are very similar to NGC 300, they are just much more remote.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0221h
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:2439 x 1935 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
2.3 MB
Screensize JPEG
287.5 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
351.5 KB
1280x1024
587.7 KB
1600x1200
890.7 KB
1920x1200
1.4 MB
2048x1536
1.9 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 55 1.14
Position (Dec):-37° 50' 20.18"
Field of view:9.68 x 7.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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