Dwarf galaxy Pisces B

This image shows the galaxy Pisces B. The bright object with the diffraction spikes below left of centre is a foreground star in our Milky Way galaxy. Several distant background galaxies are also visible. Pisces B is about 30 million light-years away.

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Credit:

NASAESA, and E. Tollerud (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo1629c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 August 2016, 12:49
Size:2696 x 2696 px

About the Object

Name:Pisces B, [SCB2015] GALFA-Dw2
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:30 million light years
Constellation:Pisces
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 19 11.17
Position (Dec):11° 7' 17.42"
Field of view:1.35 x 1.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 103.0° right of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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