Galaxies in Pegasus

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


Explanation:

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

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
Charles
Messier's
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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zorg.ch
#104815 by @ 25.11.2007 14:14 - nach oben -
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