NGC7285 and NGC7284 a colliding Galaxy pair in Aquarius
distance: about 190 mio. lightyears
total size: 2,3x1,8 arc-min
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.