Wide-field view of the surroundings of NGC 5018

This wider-area image around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 offers a different perspective on the cosmic vastness. If seen with the unaided eye it will look almost empty. Here the extremely sensitive detectors of the VST have captured a myriad of stars, galaxies, and even a few errant asteroids crossing this area of the sky during the long exposures need to obtain the image.

Credit:

ESO/Spavone et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1827c
Type:Observation
Release date:8 August 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1827
Size:20117 x 19013 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5018
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 12 57.62
Position (Dec):-19° 28' 16.87"
Field of view:70.44 x 66.57 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
u
361 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
g
470 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
R
655 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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