Cepheids in NGC 300

Some of the Cepheid type stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 300 (at the centre of the markers), as they were identified by Wolfgang Gieren and collaborators during the research programme for which the WFI images of NGC 300 were first obtained. In this area of NGC 300, there is also a huge cloud of ionized hydrogen (a "HII shell"). It measures about 2,000 light-years in diameter, thus dwarfing even the enormous Tarantula Nebula in the LMC.

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About the Image

Id:eso0221b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:1258 x 968 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Nebulae
• X - Galaxies
Distance:6 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 19.18
Position (Dec):-37° 35' 3.71"
Field of view:4.98 x 3.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
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WFI

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