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Wide-field view of the area around NGC 922 (ground-based image)

Wide-field view of the area around NGC 922 (ground-based image)


Date: 05 December 2012
Depicts: NGC 922
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from a ground-based telescope shows the region around NGC 922, a galaxy with a bright ring of nebulae caused by a collision with another, smaller galaxy, which passed straight through NGC 922. This smaller galaxy, called 2MASXI J0224301-244443 is visible as a small blob to the right of NGC 922, the bright galaxy in the centre of the field. The orange line crossing the image is a satellite passing above the telescope during the observations.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
9-May-2021 21:42 UT

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