Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 253

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 3.7 x 3.6 degrees. The galaxy NGC 253 appears at the centre of the picture and the globular star cluster NGC 288 at the lower left. The cluster is orbiting the Milky Way and is much closer to us than NGC 253, which lies about eleven million light-years from Earth.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

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Auðkenni:eso1152c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 15, 2011, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1152
Stærð:13412 x 12897 px

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Nafn:NGC 253
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Fjarlægð:11 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Sculptor
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):0 47 11.99
Position (Dec):-25° 18' 35.61"
Field of view:227.99 x 219.24 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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