NGC 5256 (ground-based view)

This wide-field image shows the pair of galaxies known as NGC 5256 and their surroundings as seen from the ground. In the upper left corner two planes crossed the image. Due to the long exposure their position lights cause long streaks in the final image.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1720b
Type:Observation
Release date:14 December 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1720
Size:7111 x 6248 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5256
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:350 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 38 17.18
Position (Dec):48° 16' 43.90"
Field of view:119.54 x 105.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
467 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
660 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
i
797 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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