Zooming in on the galaxy NGC 1316

This zoom starts with a wide spread of sky including many familiar constellations, then closes in on the less dramatic constellation of Fornax (The Furnace), where NGC 1316 is located. This lenticular galaxy bears the scars of a turbulent history, during which it has engulfed smaller galaxies.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Jennifer Athena Galatis

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Release date:25 October 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1734
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 1316
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular

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