Galaxy ESO 570-19 and Variable Star UW Crateris
April 20, 2006
Part of the Deep 3 Deep Public Survey field, showing the brightest galaxy in the field ESO 570-19 (upper left) and the brightest star UW Crateris. This red giant (upper right) is a variable star that is about 8 times fainter than what the unaided eye can see. An 'S'-shaped ensemble of galaxies is also visible in the lower part of the picture. Imagine: all these island universes are about the same size as our Milky Way and contain billion of stars!
Topics: Barred spiral galaxies, Spiral galaxies, Local Group, Human Interest, Crater, Hubble sequence, Star, Galaxy, Milky Way