Wide-field view of the field around NGC 4666

This visible light wide-field image of the region around NGC 4666 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The galaxy appears close to the centre. The dazzling blue star to the lower-right is the brilliant double star Gamma Virginis. The field of view is approximately three degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1036b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 September 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1036
Size:10668 x 10685 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4666
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:80 million light years
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 45 8.71
Position (Dec):0° 27' 43.36"
Field of view:178.95 x 179.23 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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