Wide-field view of NGC 4993 (ground-based view)

This image shows the sky around the lenticular galaxy NGC 4993. Within this galaxy Hubble discovered the first visual counterpart of a gravitational wave event — the merger of two neutron stars.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1717d
Type:Observation
Release date:16 October 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1717
Size:9696 x 6221 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4993
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 9 47.34
Position (Dec):-23° 22' 51.18"
Field of view:164.96 x 105.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
630 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
630 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
797 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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