Wide-field image of the area around the Meathook Galaxy (ground-based image)

This wide-field view from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the neighbourhood of the Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442). A closer, more detailed view of the galaxy can be seen in an image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, and Hubble has made a close-up observation of one of the galaxy’s spiral arms.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic1108c
Type:Observation
Release date:4 May 2011, 12:00
Related releases:heic1108
Size:10632 x 10651 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2442
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Volans

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 36 18.53
Position (Dec):-69° 31' 10.89"
Field of view:178.73 x 179.05 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.8° right of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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