Hubble’s view of the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy (pointing 2)

This image shows a small part of the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, situated only about 300 000 light-years away from Earth. This is one of two different pointings of the telescope that were used in a study combining data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESA’s Gaia satellite to measure the 3D motion of stars in this galaxy.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & NASA

About the Image

Id:heic1719b
Type:Observation
Release date:27 November 2017, 17:00
Related releases:heic1719
Size:3898 x 3958 px

About the Object

Name:Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:300000 light years
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 0 5.03
Position (Dec):-33° 51' 29.81"
Field of view:3.25 x 3.30 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 22.5° left of vertical

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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