Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247

This picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 247 is thought to lie about 11 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). It is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way and a member of the Sculptor Group.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1107a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 March 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1107
Size:8517 x 5295 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 247
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:11 million light years
Constellation:Cetus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 1.99
Position (Dec):-20° 44' 45.83"
Field of view:33.77 x 21.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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