Wide-field view of the sky around the spiral galaxy NGC 1187

This wide-field view is centred on the spiral galaxy NGC 1187 in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). It is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The distorted companion galaxy ESO 480-G020 can be seen to the upper-right of NGC 1187, close to a star. The bright star at the bottom of the picture is Tau3 Eridani.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1231d
Type:Observation
Release date:1 August 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1231
Size:10582 x 8291 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1187
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 2 35.93
Position (Dec):-22° 52' 3.36"
Field of view:179.77 x 140.85 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
B+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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