Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 3169 and NGC 3166

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around NGC 3169 and NGC 3166 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The disturbed galactic pair appears close to the centre and several other galaxies are visible in the surrounding sky. The field of view is approximately 1.8 degrees across.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1114c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1114
Size:6954 x 6624 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3166, NGC 3169
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:70 million light years
Constellation:Sextans
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 14 13.64
Position (Dec):3° 21' 33.41"
Field of view:116.82 x 111.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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