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.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:10 November 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1044
Size:3338 x 3130 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7252
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:220 million light years

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