Atoms-for-Peace: a galactic collision in action*

This new image shows the results of a vast collision between two galaxies. This strange object is known as NGC 7252, or Arp 226, and has the odd nickname Atoms-for-Peace. The picture was taken by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is a combination of exposures taken through blue and red filters, for a total exposure time of more than four hours. The field of view is about 18 arcminutes across.

 

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Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1044a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:10 novembre 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1044
Taille:4473 x 4536 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NGC 7252
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:220 million années lumière
Constellation:Aquarius
Catégorie:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
7,1 Mio
JPEG taille écran
276,0 Kio

Zoomable


Fonds d'écran

1024x768
226,2 Kio
1280x1024
354,4 Kio
1600x1200
502,6 Kio
1920x1200
608,8 Kio
2048x1536
837,2 Kio

Coordinates

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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