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Panning across the spiral galaxy NGC 247

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This sequence gives a close-up view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247 and its rich backdrop. This picture was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 247 is about 11 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). Through a moderate-sized amateur telescope this galaxy appears quite large, but dim, and needs a dark sky to be seen well.


ESO. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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About the Video

Release date:2 March 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1107

About the Object

Name:NGC 247
Type:• X - Galaxies


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