Mounted image 039: Spiral galaxy NGC 253

Measuring 70000 light-years across and lying 13 million light-years away, the nearly edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 253 is revealed here in an image from the Wide Field Imager of the MPG/ESO 2.2‑metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

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Id:mounted_0039
Release date:16 March 2011, 13:37
Dimensions:40 cm (W) x 36.25 cm (H)
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