The sky around the galaxy NGC 4993

This wide-field image generated from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows the sky around the galaxy NGC 4993. This galaxy was the host to a merger between two neutron stars, which led to a gravitational wave detection, a short gamma-ray burst and an optical identification of a kilonova event.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1733i
Type:Observation
Release date:16 October 2017, 16:00
Related releases:eso1733
Size:9696 x 6221 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4993
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 9 47.34
Position (Dec):-23° 22' 51.18"
Field of view:164.96 x 105.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
630 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
630 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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