The Fornax dwarf galaxy

The Fornax dwarf galaxy is one of our Milky Way’s neighbouring dwarf galaxies. The Milky Way is, like all large galaxies, thought to have formed from smaller galaxies in the early days of the Universe. These small galaxies should also contain many very old stars, just as the Milky Way does, and a team of astronomers has now shown that this is indeed the case. This image was composed from data from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Kilde:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Om billedet

Id:eso1007a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:17. februar 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1007
Størrelse:5000 x 5000 px

Om objektet

Navn:Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Afstand:450000 lysår
Constellation:Fornax
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinater

Position (RA):2 39 59.30
Position (Dec):-34° 26' 56.65"
Field of view:83.87 x 83.87 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.3° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndBølgelængdeTeleskop
Optisk
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445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optisk
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658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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