Wide-field view of NGC 1073 and its surroundings (ground-based image)

This image from a ground-based telescope shows the location of and region surrounding NGC 1073.

Several other galaxies are also visible here, most obviously NGC 1055, seen side-on, and Messier 77, seen face-on, both near the bottom of the frame.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1202c
Type:Observation
Release date:3 February 2012, 10:00
Related releases:heic1202
Size:10693 x 10714 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1073
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 43 40.46
Position (Dec):1° 22' 36.32"
Field of view:179.45 x 179.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
I
DSS
Optical
R
DSS
Optical
B
DSS

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