The contrasting galaxies NGC 1316 and 1317

This new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows a contrasting pair of galaxies: NGC 1316, and its smaller companion NGC 1317 (right). Although NGC 1317 seems to have had a peaceful existence, its larger neighbour bears the scars of earlier mergers with other galaxies.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1411a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 April 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1411
Size:5862 x 5412 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1316, NGC 1317
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 22 41.73
Position (Dec):-37° 12' 29.95"
Field of view:23.25 x 21.46 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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