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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O slici

Id:eso1044a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:10. novembar 2010. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1044
Veličina:4473 x 4536 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 7252
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Udaljenost:220 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategorija:Galaxies

Mounted Image

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
7,1 MB
JPEG izdanje
4,7 MB

Zumiranje


Wallpapers

1024x768
226,2 KB
1280x1024
354,4 KB
1600x1200
502,6 KB
1920x1200
608,8 KB
2048x1536
837,2 KB

Koordinate

Position (RA):22 20 42.06
Position (Dec):-24° 39' 54.56"
Field of view:17.74 x 17.99 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 1.6°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
Optički
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optički
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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