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.

Kilde:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

Om bildet

ID:eso1044b
Type:Diagram
Publiseringsdato:10. november 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1044
Størrelse:3338 x 3130 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 7252
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Avstand:220 million lysår
Kategori:Illustrations

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