April 21, 2011

Galactic Duo NGC 3169 and NGC 3166

This sequence starts with a wide-field view of the prominent constellation of Leo (The Lion). As we zoom in many fainter stars become visible as well as a few of the many galaxies in this part of the sky. In the final sequence we close in on the pair of galaxies NGC 3169 and NGC 3166.

ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Igor Chekalin

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