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.

 

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

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ESO

Om billedet

Id:eso1044a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:10. november 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1044
Størrelse:4473 x 4536 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 7252
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Afstand:220 million lysår
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategori:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Billedformater

Stor JPEG
7,1 MB
Skrærm JPEG
276,0 KB

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226,2 KB
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354,4 KB
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502,6 KB
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Koordinater

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.6° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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