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.

Crédit:

ESO and Joe DePasquale

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1104a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:2 février 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1104
Taille:3530 x 3124 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 3621
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:22 million années lumière
Constellation:Hydra
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
3,3 Mio
JPEG taille écran
271,9 Kio

Zoomable


Fonds d'écran

1024x768
269,9 Kio
1280x1024
434,3 Kio
1600x1200
630,7 Kio
1920x1200
781,5 Kio
2048x1536
1,0 Mio

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

 

Voir aussi notre