The surroundings of the interacting galaxy NGC 5291

The spectacular aftermath of a 360 million year old cosmic collision is revealed in great detail in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory. Among the debris surrounding the elliptical galaxy NGC 5291 at the centre is a rare and mysterious young dwarf galaxy, which appears as a bright clump towards the right of the image. This object is providing astronomers with an excellent opportunity to learn more about similar galaxies that are expected to be common in the early Universe, but are normally too faint and distant to be observed by current telescopes.

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ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1547a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 9, 2015, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1547
Përmasat:3010 x 2086 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 5291
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 47 19.40
Position (Dec):-30° 24' 4.50"
Field of view:12.65 x 8.76 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.0° djathtas vertikales

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Optik
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Very Large Telescope
FORS2
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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