May 19, 2005
This photo is an astronomers' joy ride to infinity. Such a rarely seen view of our universe imparts a feeling of the vast distances in space. In the upper half of the image, the outer region of NGC 300 is resolved into innumerable stars, while in the lower half, myriads of galaxies - a thousand times more distant - catch the eye. In reality, many of them are very similar to NGC 300, they are just much more remote.
Topics: Peculiar galaxies, Galaxy, Spiral galaxies, NGC, Intermediate spiral galaxies, Centaurus constellation