Wide-field image of irregular galaxy Holmberg II (ground-based image)

This image from a ground-based telescope shows a wide view around galaxy Holmberg II. Holmberg II is dominated by huge glowing bubbles of gas which are sites of ongoing star formation.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

About the Image

Id:heic1114b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 2011, 14:30
Related releases:heic1114
Size:10328 x 9035 px

About the Object

Name:Holmberg II
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:11 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 19 11.62
Position (Dec):70° 43' 32.24"
Field of view:173.63 x 151.89 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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