The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

This image, taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752. Behind the bright stars of the cluster a denser collection of faint stars is visible — a previously unknown dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1903a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 January 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1903
Size:1024 x 949 px

About the Object

Name:Bedin I, NGC 6752
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:30 million light years
Constellation:Pavo
Category:Galaxies
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 10 45.01
Position (Dec):-59° 54' 56.78"
Field of view:0.42 x 0.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 46.1° right of vertical

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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