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The Sculptor dwarf galaxy

The Sculptor 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

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About the Image

Id:eso1007b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 February 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1007
Size:5000 x 5000 px

About the Object

Name:Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
• X - Galaxies
Distance:11 million light years
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 0 9.36
Position (Dec):-33° 42' 31.47"
Field of view:83.92 x 83.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° left of vertical
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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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