A Milky Way Cousin
June 21, 2009
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. This 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).
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