A Milky Way cousin

NGC 2613 is a rarely imaged spiral galaxy located about 60 million light years away towards the southern constellation of Pyxis (the mariner’s compass). It is thought to resemble our own Milky Way. This image is based on data acquired with the 1.5-metre Danish telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, through three filters (B, V, R).

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne and C. Féron

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso-2613
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 3, 2009, 23:19 CET
Stærð:1548 x 1180 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:NGC 2613
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:85 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Pyxis
Flokkur:Galaxies

Myndasnið

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Hnit

Position (RA):8 33 22.65
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 22.26"
Field of view:10.18 x 7.76 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 44.8° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
433 nmDanish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC
Sýnilegt
V
544 nmDanish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC
Sýnilegt
R
648 nmDanish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC