The interacting galaxy NGC 5291 in the constellation of Centaurus

This chart shows the location of the interacting galaxy system NGC 5291 in the bright southern constellation of Centaurus. Most of the stars visible with the naked eye on a dark clear moonless night are shown and the location of the galaxy is marked with a red circle. NGC 5291 can be seen as a faint fuzzy spot through larger amateur telescopes.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:9 December 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1547
Size:3299 x 3026 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5291
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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