Wide-Field View of NGC 2276

This image shows a wide-field view of NGC 2276, a spiral galaxy 120 million light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus. At first glance, the delicate tracery of bright spiral arms and dark dust lanes resembles countless other spiral galaxies. A closer look reveals a strangely lopsided galaxy shaped by gravitational interaction and intense star formation.

Credit:

Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

About the Image

Id:heic2106b
Type:Observation
Release date:27 May 2021, 13:00
Related releases:heic2106
Size:1350 x 1100 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2276
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cepheus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 28 48.83
Position (Dec):85° 44' 35.06"
Field of view:21.29 x 17.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 202.2° right of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nmSchulman Telescope
SBIG STX 16803
Optical
G
570 nmSchulman Telescope
SBIG STX 16803
Optical
R
630 nmSchulman Telescope
SBIG STX 16803
Optical
Broad Band
555 nmSchulman Telescope
SBIG STX 16803

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