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Galaxy Merger Arp 302
Ssc2019 03c

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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

ssc2019-03c

This image shows two merging galaxies known as Arp 302, also called VV 340. 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
Arp 302VV 340Exclamation Point Galaxy
Type
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
Distance
450,000,000 Light Years

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 =14h 57m 0.4s
Dec = 24° 37' 8.1"
Field of View
3.9 x 3.9 arcminutes
Orientation
North is 53.9° left of vertical