Wallpaper Wednesday: NGC 6902

5 06 2019
The spiral galaxy NGC 6902 was discovered in 1836 by John Herschel.
ESO / SPECULOOS Team / E. Jehin

The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory saw first light in December 2017. Located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile, SPECULOOS is designed to hunt for exoplanets around small, cool stars.

This image of NGC 6902, a galaxy about 120 million light-years from Earth in the direction of Sagittarius, was taken to test one of the four 1-meter telescopes that comprise SPECULOOS.

Visit the ESO site to download high-res versions of this image.


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