Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 3621

This picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 3621 was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 3621 is about 22 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Snake). It is comparatively bright and can be well seen in moderate-sized telescopes. The data from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile used to make this image were selected from the ESO archive by Joe DePasquale as part of the Hidden Treasures competition.

Credit:

ESO and Joe DePasquale

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1104a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:2 februari 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1104
Grootte:3530 x 3124 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 3621
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:22 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Hydra
Categorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 18 16.80
Position (Dec):-32° 48' 49.37"
Field of view:27.99 x 24.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

 

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