Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 253

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 3.7 x 3.6 degrees. The galaxy NGC 253 appears at the centre of the picture and the globular star cluster NGC 288 at the lower left. The cluster is orbiting the Milky Way and is much closer to us than NGC 253, which lies about eleven million light-years from Earth.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso1152c
Type:Observation
Release date:15 December 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1152
Size:13412 x 12897 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 253
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
• X - Galaxies
Distance:11 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 11.99
Position (Dec):-25° 18' 35.61"
Field of view:227.99 x 219.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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