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A Milky Way cousin

NGC 2613 is a rarely imaged spiral galaxy located about 60 million light years away towards the southern constellation of Pyxis (the mariner’s compass). It is thought to resemble our own Milky Way. This image is based on data acquired with the 1.5-metre Danish telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, through three filters (B, V, R).

Credit:

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne and C. Féron

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About the Image

Id:eso-2613
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:1548 x 1180 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2613
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:85 million light years
Constellation:Pyxis

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 33 22.82
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 25.22"
Field of view:10.19 x 7.76 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 44.8° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
433 nm Danish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC
Optical
V
544 nm Danish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC
Optical
R
648 nm Danish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC

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