VLT looks into the eyes of the Virgin

This striking image, taken with the FORS2 instrument on the Very Large Telescope, shows a beautiful yet peculiar pair of galaxies, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435, nicknamed The Eyes. The larger of these, at the top of the picture, NGC 4438, is thought to have once been a spiral galaxy that was strongly deformed by collisions in the relatively recent past. The two galaxies belong to the Virgo Cluster and are about 50 million light-years away.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1131a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Gus 24, 2011, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1131
Përmasat:1781 x 1499 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Eyes Galaxies, NGC 4435, NGC 4438
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distanca:50 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):12 27 45.67
Position (Dec):13° 0' 31.02"
Field of view:7.48 x 6.30 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 120.0° djathtas vertikales

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Very Large Telescope
FORS2

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Very Large Telescope
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