Zooming in on the spiral galaxy NGC 247

This sequence starts with a view of a rather empty part of the southern sky, far from the Milky Way. As we zoom in we can see the spiral galaxy NGC 247, lying about 11 million light-years from us in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). We also catch a glimpse of the bright Sculptor galaxy NGC 253, which lies close to NGC 247. The final detailed view shows a new image of NGC 247 from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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Id:eso1107a
Közzététel napja:2011. március 2. 12.00
Related releases:eso1107
Időtartam:46 s
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Név:NGC 247
Category:Galaxies

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