Annotated view of the sky surrounding NGC 5018

This annotated view of the surroundings of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 shows many of its neighbours. It also reveals a few asteroids that were captured by chance during the deep exposures needed to reveal the delicate streams of stars between the galaxies.

Credit:

ESO/Spavone et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1827b
Type:Collage
Release date:8 August 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1827
Size:13679 x 10016 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5018
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:130 million light years
Category:Galaxies

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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361 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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470 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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