The galaxy pair NGC 1316 and 1317 in the constellation of Fornax
This chart shows most of the stars that can be seen with the naked eye on a clear dark night. The small constellation of Fornax (The Furnace) contains a concentration of nearby galaxies, including the galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317 (indicated with a red circle). These are bright enough to be seen as faint circular hazy patches in a middle-sized amateur telescope.
ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope
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|Release date:||2 April 2014, 12:00|
|Size:||3338 x 3338 px|