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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ESO

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1044a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:10 de Novembro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1044
Tamanho:4473 x 4536 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:NGC 7252
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distância:220 milhão anos-luz
Constellation:Aquarius
Categoria:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Formatos de imagens

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 1.6° à direita da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Óptico
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Óptico
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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