Hubble image of ESO 381-12

The ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12 are captured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies. The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, P. Goudfrooij (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1516a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 July 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1516
Size:3936 x 3849 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 381-12, PGC 42871
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Distance:270 million light years
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 44 4.61
Position (Dec):-34° 11' 58.48"
Field of view:3.28 x 3.21 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 129.0° right of vertical

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