The area around ESO 381-12 (ground-based image)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around galaxy ESO 381-12.

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

About the Image

Id:heic1516b
Type:Observation
Release date:9 July 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1516
Size:10517 x 10509 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 381-12, PGC 42871
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 44 5.17
Position (Dec):-34° 12' 7.26"
Field of view:178.81 x 178.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical

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