Wide-field view of the sky around the interacting galaxy NGC 5291

This wide-field view shows the sky around the galaxy NGC 5291. This system has interacted with other galaxies and is surrounded with debris from earlier encounters. Some of this material is now forming dwarf galaxies rich in young stars. This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Many other galaxies are also visible.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1547c
Type:Observation
Release date:9 December 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1547
Size:10691 x 10386 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5291
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 47 23.72
Position (Dec):-30° 24' 34.72"
Field of view:181.71 x 176.52 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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