Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  NGC 247
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NGC 247, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 247
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            Warren A. Keller
NGC 247
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4049575

RA center: 0h 47' 5"

DEC center: -20° 45' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.980 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 113.940 degrees

Field radius: 0.206 degrees


Resolution: 1280x814

Description

NGC 247 in Cetus is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 11,000,000 light years distant, and approximately 70,000 ly across. NGC 247 is nicknamed the Needle’s Eye due to the relatively vacant void that appears at left, roughly 8 o'clock on the disk. This nearly edge-on galaxy has loose, ragged arms that contain many pink HII knots, indicating active star forming regions. The Needle's Eye Galaxy is a member of the Sculptor Group- an assembly of thirteen island universes, including the Silver Coin Galaxy. This data from 2010 and 2013, is the third I have processed from the SSRO archive.

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NGC 247, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller