NGC 1532 Galaxy in Eridanus

NGC 1532 is a nearly edge-on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is clearly interacting with the amorphous dwarf galaxy NGC 1531. The tidal forces from this interaction have created unusual plumes around the disk of NGC 1532.

Find a detailed close-up image from the Gemini observatory here.

Image data:
HaLRGB (Ha 4x40m, L 27x20m, R 6x20m, G 6x20m, B 6x20m) total 17,7 h combined. Seeing 0.7-1.2 arcsec, North is left.
Processing: Johannes Schedler and Volker Wendel

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

See the image in in 25/80% size below:


See below an inverted strechted version with possible satellites marked by Robert Pölzl
The irregular background is caused by stray light of a bright mag 3.8 star outside of the field.

Last modified on Monday, 20 January 2014 16:46

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