Zooming into the southern spiral NGC 300

This zoom sequence starts with a view of part of the faint southern constellation of Sculptor. At the centre we see the spiral galaxy NGC 300, lying about six million light-years from us. It is one of the closest and brightest normal spiral galaxies and an ideal laboratory for studying such objects in great detail. We finish the zoom with a close-up of NGC 300 in a very detailed image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")

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Id:eso1037b
Release date:8 September 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1037
Duration:38s

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• X - Galaxies

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