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A Milky Way Cousin
RA 8hr 33m 22.82s Dec -22° 58' 25.22"
85 million light years
7.2 '× 1.8'
10.19 x 7.76 arcminutes
North is 44.8° right of vertica
ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne and C. Féron l
December 3, 2009
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
NGC 2613 is a rarely imaged spiral galaxy located about 60 million light years away towards the southern constellation of Pyxis (the mariner's compass). It is thought to resemble our own Milky Way. It was discovered by William Herschel on November 20, 1784.
image is based on data acquired with the 1.5-meter Danish telescope at
ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, through three filters (B, V, R).