Irregular galaxy NGC 55

Image of the irregular galaxy NGC 55 obtained with the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO La Silla Observatory. The galaxy is about 7.5 million light-years away and 70,000 light-years across. The image is based on data obtained through B, V, and H-alpha filters. North is up, East to the left. The field of view is 30 arcminutes wide.

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About the Image

Id:eso0914a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2009. április 4.
Related releases:eso0914
Size:4396 x 4008 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 55
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:8 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 14 53.18
Position (Dec):-39° 11' 41.67"
Field of view:34.88 x 31.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI