Wide-field view of the field around NGC 7252: the Atoms-for-Peace galaxy

This visible light wide-field image of the region around NGC 7252 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The galaxy appears close to the centre. The field of view is approximately three degrees across.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1044c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 November 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1044
Size:10659 x 10676 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7252
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies
Distance:220 million light years
Constellation:Aquarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 20 44.79
Position (Dec):-24° 40' 41.87"
Field of view:178.90 x 179.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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