The edge-on galaxy NGC 1055

This colourful image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows NGC 1055 in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster).  This large galaxy is thought to be up to 15 percent larger in diameter than the Milky Way. NGC 1055 appears to lack the whirling arms characteristic of a spiral, as it is seen edge-on. However, it displays odd twists in its structure that were probably caused by an interaction with a large neighbouring galaxy.

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ESO

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Kimlik:eso1707a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:01 Mart 2017 12:00
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Boyut:3494 x 3411 px

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Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cetus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Position (RA):2 41 45.79
Position (Dec):0° 26' 26.12"
Field of view:7.34 x 7.17 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü -0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

 

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