Ground-based image of the Antennae Galaxies

This ground-based image was taken by Robert Gendler and shows the two merging Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 and NGC 4039) and their impressive long tidal tails.

Credit:

Robert Gendler

About the Image

Id:heic0812c
Type:Observation
Release date:9 May 2008, 12:00
Related releases:heic0812
Size:3985 x 2672 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:45 million light years
Constellation:Corvus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 1 54.25
Position (Dec):-18° 53' 53.02"
Field of view:37.31 x 25.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (V+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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