The surroundings of NGC 300

This wide field image, from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the area around the spiral galaxy, NGC 300, six million light-years from Earth.
The field of view is about 2.92x2.94 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1004d
Type:Observation
Release date:27 January 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1004
Size:10465 x 10584 px

About the Object

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

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 54 53.49
Position (Dec):-37° 41' 3.25"
Field of view:177.91 x 179.93 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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