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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Om bildet

ID:eso1107a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:2. mars 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1107
Størrelse:8517 x 5295 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 247
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstand:11 million lysår
Constellation:Cetus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Position (RA):0 47 1.99
Position (Dec):-20° 44' 45.83"
Field of view:33.77 x 21.00 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 90.0° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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