The Overlooked Dwarf and its Apparent Companion

Colour image of the two galaxies NGC 5011B (top) and NGC 5011C (bottom blue galaxy). NGC 5011C is a dwarf galaxy located in the Centaurus A group, while its companion on the sky is in fact an S0 galaxy, located 12 times further away and belonging to the Centaurus cluster of galaxies. The composite image is based on data obtained with the EFOSC2 instrument on the 3.6-m telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory in three different wavebands (B, V, and R). The total integration time is 3 minutes. The field of view is about 5 x 4.5 arcmin. North is up, East to the left.

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About the Image

Id:eso0709a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 March 2007
Related releases:eso0709
Size:901 x 807 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5011B, NGC 5011C
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 13 12.20
Position (Dec):-43° 14' 47.59"
Field of view:4.74 x 4.25 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.9° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC2
Optical
V
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC2
Optical
R
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC2

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