Mounted image 185: Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247

This picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 247 is thought to lie about 11 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). It is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way and a member of the Sculptor Group.



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Release date:22 October 2012, 16:47
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 37.3 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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