The Antennae galaxies in the constellation of Corvus

This chart shows the location — marked with an open red circle — of the Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow).This chart shows the stars that can be seen with the unaided eye from a dark site. The interacting galaxies can be seen as a small double hazy patch through moderate-sized amateur telescopes.

Credit:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1137e
Type:Chart
Release date:3 October 2011, 11:30
Related releases:eso1137
Size:3338 x 3280 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, Corvus Constellation, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:75 million light years
Category:Galaxies

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