NGC 1068 and Friends

A survey of the sky captured on film by ESO's 1-m Schmidt Telescope. In the left-centre, the galaxy NGC 1068 is visible, among other galactic oases. What looks like the largest object (right-centre) in the picture is actually a star many magnitudes closer than the background galaxies. Satellites passing overhead during the exposure left telltale thin red lines on the image.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:ngc1068-serc
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:5604 x 5022 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 77, ngc 1068
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Cetus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 41 53.28
Position (Dec):0° 9' 2.92"
Field of view:159.08 x 142.55 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

 

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