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.

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ESO and Joe DePasquale

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Identificazione:eso1104a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 02 Febbraio 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1104
Grandezza:3530 x 3124 px

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Nome:NGC 3621
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distanza:22 Milione Anni luce
Constellation:Hydra
Categoria:Galaxies

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Position (RA):11 18 16.80
Position (Dec):-32° 48' 49.37"
Field of view:27.99 x 24.77 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 90.0° a destra della verticale

 

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