The Dusty Disc of NGC 247
March 7, 2011
This picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. NGC 247 is thought to lie about 11 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). It is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way and a member of the Sculptor Group.
Topics: Intermediate spiral galaxies, Barred spiral galaxies, Spiral galaxies, NGC 247, NGC 17, NGC, Ursa Major constellation, Unbarred spiral galaxies, Hospitality Recreation