The surroundings of the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055

This rich wide-field view captures not only the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055 at the centre but also the bright galaxy NGC 1068 (also known as Messier 77, it is an active galaxy with a huge black hole at its centre) to its lower-left, the fainter galaxy NGC 1032 to the upper right and the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073 to the upper left. In addition, much closer to home, the bright naked-eye blue star Delta Ceti appears at the right of centre. This picture was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1707b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 March 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1707
Size:14208 x 13308 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1055
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 41 47.15
Position (Dec):0° 26' 47.51"
Field of view:238.28 x 223.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

 

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