The area around dwarf galaxy DDO 68 (ground-based image)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around dwarf galaxy DDO 68.

This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1421b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1421
Size:10597 x 9300 px

About the Object

Name:DDO 68
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 56 46.48
Position (Dec):28° 49' 49.43"
Field of view:178.11 x 156.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nmDSS
Optical
R
649 nmDSS
Optical
I
825 nmDSS

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