The dwarf galaxy WLM in the constellation of Cetus

This chart shows the position of the faint, galaxy WLM in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Most of the stars visible to the naked eye on a clear and dark night are shown. The galaxy itself has a very low surface brightness, it was discoved photographically in the early twentieth century and is very hard to spot visually.


ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:23 March 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1610
Size:3338 x 3152 px

About the Object

Name:WLM Galaxy
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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