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.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1007a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2010. február 17. 12.00
Related releases:eso1007
Size:5000 x 5000 px

About the Object

Név:Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:450000 light years
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxies

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
9,3 MB
Screensize JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 59.30
Position (Dec):-34° 26' 56.65"
Field of view:83.87 x 83.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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