Wide-field view of the sky around the dwarf galaxy WLM

This wide-field view shows the sky around the dwarf galaxy WLM in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The galaxy appears at the centre of the picture as an irregularly shaped clump of faint stars.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1610c
Type:Observation
Release date:23 March 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1610
Size:11304 x 11304 px

About the Object

Name:WLM Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 1 54.58
Position (Dec):-15° 28' 11.94"
Field of view:190.18 x 190.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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