Wide-field view of the sky around the Meathook Galaxy

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the deformed spiral galaxy NGC 2442 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The object itself, nicknamed the Meathook Galaxy, is close to the centre and many other galaxies are visible in this wide field view that spans about three degrees of sky.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1115c
Type:Observation
Release date:4 May 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1115
Size:10632 x 10651 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxy, NGC 2442
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Volans

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 36 23.87
Position (Dec):-69° 31' 51.06"
Field of view:178.51 x 178.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.7° right of vertical

 

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