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NGC 6872


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

This is an image of NGC 6872 (center top galaxy). It is a barred spiral galaxy about 212 million light years away in the constellation Pavo. It is interacting with lenticular galaxy IC 4970 just below it. From tip to tip this galaxy is 522,000 light years, making it one of the largest known spiral galaxies. There are several other galaxies in this frame, including NGC 6876, NGC 6877, and NGC 6880, all at the top right. You can see an annotated version of the image by mousing over the picture at the link below.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC6872.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 




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Brian Ottum
 

Bernard,

Great colors!   Kinda reminds me of Markarian’s Chain.

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 6872

 

Hi,

This is an image of NGC 6872 (center top galaxy). It is a barred spiral galaxy about 212 million light years away in the constellation Pavo. It is interacting with lenticular galaxy IC 4970 just below it. From tip to tip this galaxy is 522,000 light years, making it one of the largest known spiral galaxies. There are several other galaxies in this frame, including NGC 6876, NGC 6877, and NGC 6880, all at the top right. You can see an annotated version of the image by mousing over the picture at the link below.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC6872.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 


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