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Set:NGC 300 by ESO, featured
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- Info Originally discovered from Australia by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop early in the nineteenth century, NGC 300 is one of the closest and most prominent spiral galaxies in the southern skies and is bright enough to be seen easily in binoculars. It lies in the inconspicuous constellation of Sculptor. NGC 300 is the home of many interesting astronomical phenomena that have been studied. NGC 300 and another galaxy, NGC 55, are slowly spinning around and towards each other, in the early stages of a lengthy merging process. ESO astronomers recently discovered the most distant and one of the most massive stellar-mass black holes yet found in this galaxy, as the partner of a hot and luminous Wolf–Rayet star in a binary system.
- Info The image NGC 300 X-1 in the spiral galaxy NGC 300 (ESO 1004c) (part of set) isn't being moninated because don't fulfill the 2Mpx size threshold.
- Info created by ESO et all - uploaded by Beria, Stas1995, Fabian RRRR and Luiscalcada - nominated by Beria -- Béria Lima msg 20:50, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support -- Béria Lima msg 20:50, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support --Stas1995 (talk) 09:42, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support interesting --Ezarateesteban 16:50, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:58, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support --Cyrfaw (Talk) 07:55, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
- Comment The second image (star map) is in the wrong format. It should be SVG, or at least PNG. --99of9 (talk) 00:06, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support A very nice set! Michael Barera (talk) 02:54, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
- Support --Morning ☼ (talk) 15:53, 9 December 2012 (UTC)