Wide-field view of Messier 66 (ground-based image)

This wide-field image of the sky around the spiral galaxy Messier 66 was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Located about 35 million light-years away from Earth, this galaxy is about 100 000 light-years across. The field of view is approximately 3.0 by 2.2 degrees across.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and and Digitized Sky Survey 2 . Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic1006b
Type:Observation
Release date:8 April 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1006
Size:10972 x 7753 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 66
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 20 16.75
Position (Dec):12° 59' 21.71"
Field of view:184.36 x 130.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 8.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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