The area around NGC 3314 (ground-based view)

This image shows a wide field of view around the overlapping galaxy pair NGC 3314. While the two galaxies look as if they are in the midst of a collision, this is in fact a trick of perspective: the two are in chance alignment from our vantage point.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin)

About the Image

Id:heic1208b
Type:Observation
Release date:14 June 2012, 15:00
Related releases:heic1208
Size:10566 x 7579 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3314, NGC 3314A, NGC 3314B
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:150 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
B+R
DSS
Optical
R
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS
(COSTAR)

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