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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Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1044a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:10 november 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1044
Grootte:4473 x 4536 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 7252
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Afstand:220 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Aquarius
Categorie:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
7,1 MB

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Achtergrond

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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