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.

Kilde:

ESO and Joe DePasquale

Om bildet

ID:eso1104a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:2. februar 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1104
Størrelse:3530 x 3124 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 3621
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstand:22 million lysår
Constellation:Hydra
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinater

Position (RA):11 18 16.80
Position (Dec):-32° 48' 49.37"
Field of view:27.99 x 24.77 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 90.0° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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