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.

Forrás:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1411a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2014. április 2. 12.00
Related releases:eso1411
Size:5862 x 5412 px

About the Object

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

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
4,5 MB
Screensize JPEG
142,8 KB

Nagyítható


Háttérképek

1024x768
123,6 KB
1280x1024
185,6 KB
1600x1200
248,9 KB
1920x1200
284,7 KB
2048x1536
384,4 KB

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

 

Tekintse meg