Wide-field view of the region around the Antennae Galaxies

This image is a wide-field colour composite of region of sky around the Antennae Galaxies made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is 2.8 x 2.8 degrees.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:eso1137f
Type:Observation
Release date:3 October 2011, 11:30
Related releases:eso1137
Size:10208 x 10356 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:75 million light years
Constellation:Corvus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 1 52.55
Position (Dec):-18° 52' 2.96"
Field of view:171.34 x 173.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical
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