Re: NGC 1313

Dan Crowson



Nice work. This was my data. J




Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO     


From: [] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 4:53 PM
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 1313



This is an image of NGC 1313, also known as the Topsy Turvy Galaxy. It is a barred spiral galaxy about 13 million light years away in the constellation Reticulum. It has an uneven shape and its axis of rotation is not at its center. In addition it shows areas of strong star forming regions. This all points to a collision with another galaxy in the past, but NGC 1313 is a field galaxy with no other galaxies nearby. It may be that it merged with a smaller galaxy and consumed it sometime in the past.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.







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