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Galaxy Merger Arp86
Ssc2019 03a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Observation • February 27th, 2019 • ssc2019-03a

ssc2019-03a

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively called Arp86. In these images, different colors correspond to different wavelengths of infrared light. Blue and green are wavelengths both strongly emitted by stars. Red is a wavelength mostly emitted by dust.

About the Object

Name
NGC 7752NGC 7753Arp 86
Type
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
Distance
272,000,000 Light Years
Redshift
0.01692

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 3.6 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 4.5 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 8.0 µm Spitzer IRAC

Astrometrics

Position ()
RA =23h 47m 3.8s
Dec = 29° 28' 24.2"
Field of View
4.7 x 4.7 arcminutes
Orientation
North is 108.7° left of vertical