Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247

This picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 247 is thought to lie about 11 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). It is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way and a member of the Sculptor Group.

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Id:eso1107a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:2 maart 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1107
Grootte:8517 x 5295 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 247
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Afstand:11 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Cetus
Categorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 1.99
Position (Dec):-20° 44' 45.83"
Field of view:33.77 x 21.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

 

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