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Galaxy Merger VII Zw 96
Ssc2019 03b

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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

ssc2019-03b

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 6786 (right) and UGC 11415 (left), also collectively called VII Zw 96. It is composed of images from three Spitzer Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) channels: IRAC channel 1 in blue, IRAC channel 2 in green and IRAC channel 3 in red.

About the Object

Name
NGC 6786UGC 11415VV 414
Type
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
Distance
360,000,000 Light Years
Redshift
0.02502

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 =19h 10m 58.4s
Dec = 73° 24' 59.8"
Field of View
4.5 x 4.5 arcminutes
Orientation
North is 37.8° left of vertical