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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Kredit:

ESO

O snímku

Id:eso1044a
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:10. listopadu 2010 12:00
Související články:eso1044
Velikost:4473 x 4536 px

O objektu

Jméno:NGC 7252
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Vzdálenost:220 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategorie:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Image Formats


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1024x768
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1280x1024
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Souřadnice

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 1.6° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Optický
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optický
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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