Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 253
This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 3.7 x 3.6 degrees. The galaxy NGC 253 appears at the centre of the picture and the globular star cluster NGC 288 at the lower left. The cluster is orbiting the Milky Way and is much closer to us than NGC 253, which lies about eleven million light-years from Earth.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.
About the Image
|Release date:||15 December 2011, 12:00|
|Size:||13412 x 12897 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst|
• X - Galaxies
|Distance:||11 million light years|
|Position (RA):||0 47 11.99|
|Position (Dec):||-25° 18' 35.61"|
|Field of view:||227.99 x 219.24 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.1° left of vertical|