A galactic collision in the constellation of Aquarius

This chart shows the location of the galactic merger NGC 7252, known as Atoms-for-Peace, within the constellation of Aquarius (the Water Bearer). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and NGC 7252 itself is marked as a red oval in a circle near the bottom. This curious object is faintly visible in moderate-sized amateur telescopes.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Auðkenni:eso1044b
Tegund:Skýringarmynd
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 10, 2010, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1044
Stærð:3338 x 3130 px

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Nafn:NGC 7252
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Fjarlægð:220 milljón ljósár
Flokkur:Illustrations

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