Wide-field view of the region around the Antennae Galaxies (ground-based image)

This image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is 2.8 x 2.8 degrees.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0812d
Type:Observation
Release date:9 May 2008, 12:00
Related releases:heic0812
Size:10208 x 10356 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:45 million light years
Constellation:Corvus

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 1 59.13
Position (Dec):-18° 51' 49.99"
Field of view:171.63 x 174.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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