Spiral Galaxy NGC 253*

Measuring 70 000 light-years across and laying 13 million light-years away, the nearly edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 253 is revealed here in an image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The image is based on data obtained through four different filters (R, V, H-alpha and OIII). North is up and East to the left. The field of view is 30 arcminutes.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0902c
Type:Observation
Release date:19 January 2009
Related releases:eso0902
Size:8285 x 7510 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:11 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

Mounted Image

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 33.65
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 5.94"
Field of view:32.87 x 29.79 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
Oiii
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
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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