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

O zdjęciu

Data publikacji:10 listopada 2010 12:00
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O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 7252
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Odległość:220 milion lat świetlnych

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