Larger Field around NGC 1313

Larger region of the sky around the starburst galaxy NGC 1313 showing the larger scale disturbance of the galaxy. The galaxy shows some large deformations in the lower right part of the image, while diffuse matter is also present at the top of the image. All this signals a very tormented past which could be at the origin of the burst of star formation.The image was made from data from the Digitized Sky Survey, obtained through blue, red and infrared filters. The "Second Epoch Survey" of the southern sky was made by the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) with the UK Schmidt Telescope. Plates from this survey have been digitized and compressed by the ST ScI. The data were extracted and colour-composed by Henri Boffin (ESO).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0643b
Type:Observation
Release date:23 November 2006
Related releases:eso0643
Size:800 x 801 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1313
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:20 million light years
Constellation:Reticulum

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 18 13.71
Position (Dec):-66° 29' 52.87"
Field of view:14.99 x 15.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.9° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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