Distant galaxies behind NGC 300

An area in the outer regions of NGC 300. Disks of spiral galaxies are usually quite "thin" (some hundred light-years), as compared to their radial extent (tens of thousands of light-years across). In areas where only small amounts of dust are present, it is possible to see much more distant galaxies right through the disk of NGC 300, as demonstrated by this image.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0221g
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:1055 x 797 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:6 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 53.56
Position (Dec):-37° 41' 4.10"
Field of view:4.17 x 3.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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