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Galaxies in Pegasus

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#104812 by @ 25.11.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
Galaxies in Pegasus


This wide, sharp
view reveals
galaxies scattered
beyond the stars near the northern boundary of the
high-flying constellation

Prominent at the upper right is
NGC 7331.

A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one
of the brighter galaxies not included in
famous 18th century catalog.

The disturbed looking group of galaxies
at the lower left is
well-known as Stephan's Quintet.

About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet
dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its
powerful, ongoing
interactions posed for a brief cosmic snapshot.

On the sky, the
quintet and
NGC 7331
are separated by about half a degree.

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#104815 by @ 25.11.2007 14:14 - nach oben -
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