Wide field image of the region around two merging galaxies in SDSS J1531+3414 (ground based telescope)

This digitized sky survey image shows the region around the galaxy cluster SDSS J1531+3414. In this cluster two galaxies have been found to be merging into one and a "chain" of young stellar superclusters are seen winding around the galaxies’ nuclei.

Credit:

Image credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1414b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1414
Size:10405 x 10426 px

About the Object

Name:[HGO2008]SDSS J1531+3414
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Constellation:Corona Borealis

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 31 7.42
Position (Dec):34° 15' 2.84"
Field of view:174.85 x 175.21 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.1° left of vertical

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