Hubble view of NGC 922

An almost complete circle of bright pink nebulae skirts around a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy’s distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bullseye, hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.

Credit:

NASA, ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1218a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 December 2012, 15:00
Related releases:heic1218
Size:3291 x 3291 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 922
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Ring
Distance:150 million light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 25 4.47
Position (Dec):-24° 47' 15.78"
Field of view:2.17 x 2.17 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 52.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
621 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
redshifted H-alpha + [N II]
665 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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