Sculptor dwarf galaxy

The Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, pictured in a new image from the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, is a close neighbour of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite their proximity, both galaxies have very distinct histories and characters. This galaxy is much smaller, fainter and older than the Milky Way and appears here as a cloud of faint stars filling most of the picture.

Many other much more distant galaxies can be seen shining right through the sparse stars of the Sculptor Dwarf.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1536a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Sep 16, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1536
Stærð:8455 x 7733 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Fjarlægð:280000 ljósár
Constellation:Sculptor
Flokkur:Galaxies

Myndasnið

Stór JPEG
49,9 MB

Þysjanleg


Bakgrunnsmynd

1024x768
489,5 KB
1280x1024
807,1 KB
1600x1200
1,2 MB
1920x1200
1,4 MB
2048x1536
1,9 MB

Hnit

Position (RA):1 0 6.55
Position (Dec):-33° 42' 48.90"
Field of view:33.57 x 30.70 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

Sjá einnig