NGC 1313


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

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.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1313.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 

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Gregg Ruppel
 

Very interesting...never saw this one before.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Mar 1, 2021, at 3:53 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

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.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1313.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 

http://www.azstarman.net

 

 

 




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MJ Post
 

Cool image Bernard.  And thanks for the explanation of what we're seeing.
 
MJ

On 03/01/2021 3:52 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:
 
 

Hi,

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.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1313.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 

http://www.azstarman.net

 

 

 




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Dan Crowson
 

Bernard,

 

Nice work. This was my data. J

 

Dan

 

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Hi,

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.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1313.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 

http://www.azstarman.net

 

 

 

 


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