The WLM galaxy on the edge of the Local Group

This image, captured by ESO’s OmegaCAM on the VLT Survey Telescope, shows a lonely galaxy known as Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte, or WLM for short. Although considered part of our Local Group of dozens of galaxies, WLM stands alone at the group’s outer edges as one of its most remote members. In fact, the galaxy is so small and secluded that it may never have interacted with any other Local Group galaxy — or perhaps even any other galaxy in the history of the Universe.

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ESO

Acknowledgement: VST/Omegacam Local Group Survey

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1610a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 23, 2016, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1610
Përmasat:8271 x 6137 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:WLM Galaxy
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Cetus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):0 1 55.77
Position (Dec):-15° 27' 0.31"
Field of view:29.48 x 21.87 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.0° djathtas vertikales

 

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