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.

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Auðkenni:eso1104a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Feb 2, 2011, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1104
Stærð:3530 x 3124 px

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Nafn:NGC 3621
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Fjarlægð:22 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Hydra
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):11 18 16.80
Position (Dec):-32° 48' 49.37"
Field of view:27.99 x 24.77 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.0° højre frá lóðréttu

 

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