The Fornax dwarf galaxy

The Fornax dwarf galaxy is one of our Milky Way’s neighbouring dwarf galaxies. The Milky Way is, like all large galaxies, thought to have formed from smaller galaxies in the early days of the Universe. These small galaxies should also contain many very old stars, just as the Milky Way does, and a team of astronomers has now shown that this is indeed the case. This image was composed from data from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1007a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:17 februari 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1007
Grootte:5000 x 5000 px

Over het object

Naam:Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Afstand:450000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Fornax
Categorie:Galaxies

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 59.30
Position (Dec):-34° 26' 56.65"
Field of view:83.87 x 83.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optisch
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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