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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Auðkenni:eso1044a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 10, 2010, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1044
Stærð:4473 x 4536 px

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Nafn:NGC 7252
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Fjarlægð:220 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Aquarius
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 1.6° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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