Wide-field view of the area around NGC 922 (ground-based image)

This image from a ground-based telescope shows the region around NGC 922, a galaxy with a bright ring of nebulae caused by a collision with another, smaller galaxy, which passed straight through NGC 922. This smaller galaxy, called 2MASXI J0224301-244443 is visible as a small blob to the right of NGC 922, the bright galaxy in the centre of the field. The orange line crossing the image is a satellite passing above the telescope during the observations.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1218c
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2012, 17:42
Related releases:heic1218
Size:10656 x 10359 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 922
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Ring
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:150 million light years

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