The disturbed galactic duo NGC 3169 and NGC 3166

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile captures the pair of galaxies NGC 3169 (left) and NGC 3166 (right). These adjacent galaxies display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other. The gravitational tug of war has warped the spiral shape of one galaxy, NGC 3169, and fragmented the dust lanes in its companion NGC 3166. At the bottom-right of the pair, a third galaxy is portrayed, NGC 3165.

Autorska prava:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

O slici

Id:eso1114a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:20. april 2011. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1114
Veličina:5403 x 5403 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 3166, NGC 3169
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Udaljenost:70 milion svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Sextans
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):10 14 4.93
Position (Dec):3° 27' 18.66"
Field of view:21.43 x 21.43 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 1.6°desno od vertikale

 

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