NGC 253

An image of the spiral galaxy NGC 253, taken with a ground-based telescope. The galaxy is located about 8 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor.


Jay Gallagher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Alan Watson (Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:20 February 1995, 06:00
Size:800 x 659 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 00450-2533, NGC 253
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:10 million light years

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Position (RA):0 47 33.86
Position (Dec):-25° 17' 32.71"
Field of view:21.43 x 17.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

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