Spiral Galaxy IC 4248

Somewhat further out in space, and right on the border between the southern constellations Hydra and Centaurus lies this knotty spiral galaxy, IC 4248 ; the distance is about 210 million light-years. The photo is a composite, based on three exposures (Blue - 600 sec; Yellow-Green - 300 sec; Red - 300 sec) obtained with KUEYEN on March 28, 1999. The image quality is 0.75 arcsec and the field is 90 x 90 arcsec 2. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9923c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 1999
Related releases:eso9923
Size:2828 x 2908 px

About the Object

Name:IC 4248
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:190 million light years
Constellation:Hydra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 26 47.29
Position (Dec):-29° 52' 52.63"

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BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
Optical
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Very Large Telescope
Optical
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Very Large Telescope

 

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