Widefield image of the sky around π1 Gruis

This colourful image shows the sky around the bright pair of stars π1 Gruis (centre-right, very red) and π2 Gruis (centre-left, bluish-white). Just right of centre the bright spiral galaxy IC 5201 is also visible and many other fainter galaxies are scattered across this wide-field image from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1741b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1741
Size:11256 x 9564 px

About the Object

Name:HD 212087, π1 Gruis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant
Constellation:Grus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 22 45.49
Position (Dec):-45° 56' 34.49"
Field of view:191.23 x 162.48 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical

 

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