The sky around the galaxy NGC 4993

This wide-field image generated from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows the sky around the galaxy NGC 4993. This galaxy was the host to a merger between two neutron stars, which led to a gravitational wave detection, a short gamma-ray burst and an optical identification of a kilonova event.

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ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1733i
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 16, 2017, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1917, eso1733
Stærð:9696 x 6221 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:NGC 4993
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Hydra
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 9 47.34
Position (Dec):-23° 22' 51.18"
Field of view:164.96 x 105.84 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.5° højre frá lóðréttu

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