Wide-field view of the sky around the Leo Triplet of galaxies

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the Leo Triplet of galaxies was created from photographs taken through blue and red filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The galaxies appear to the lower right of centre. The bright star at the upper right is the naked eye star Theta Leonis. The field of view is approximately 4.4 degrees across.

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ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

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About the Image

Id:eso1126c
Type:Observation
Release date:27 July 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1126
Size:16114 x 14832 px

About the Object

Name:Leo Triplet
Type:• X - Galaxies
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Leo

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 21 49.62
Position (Dec):13° 58' 38.25"
Field of view:270.84 x 249.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 8.7° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
Pseudo green (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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