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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso1152c
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:15. desember 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1152
Størrelse:13412 x 12897 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Avstand:11 million lysår
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinater

Position (RA):0 47 11.99
Position (Dec):-25° 18' 35.61"
Field of view:227.99 x 219.24 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2