The galaxy pair NGC 1316 and 1317 in the constellation of Fornax

This chart shows most of the stars that can be seen with the naked eye on a clear dark night. The small constellation of Fornax (The Furnace) contains a concentration of nearby galaxies, including the galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317 (indicated with a red circle). These are bright enough to be seen as faint circular hazy patches in a middle-sized amateur telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:2 April 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1734, eso1411
Size:3338 x 3338 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1316, NGC 1317
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting

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