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NGC7285 / NGC7284 Galaxy pair in Aquarius

NGC7285 and NGC7284 a colliding Galaxy pair in Aquarius

 

Constellation:   Aquarius
RA:                 22h28m38,0s
DEC:               -24°50'27"
distance:          about 190 mio. lightyears
total size:         2,3x1,8 arc-min

LRGB image
L = 22x1200s
R = 6x1200s
G = 6x1200s
B = 6x1200s

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Astrodon LRGB Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile
Processing: Volker Wendel

 

NGC7284/5, also known as Arp93, shows some large tidal extensions which are a result of two colliding galaxies. This pair is visible in the brightest part of the galaxies center. The left galaxy is NGC7285, the right one NGC7284. The tidal stream is a about 200.000-300.000 light years long.

Click on the image below to get the full frame image larger. Below that image you will find a 100% crop of a little galaxy group next to the right side of the image.


NGC7285

 

Last modified on Friday, 18 November 2016 21:03

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