About the Object

Name: II ZW 96
Distance: 500 million light years
Constellation: Delphinus
Category: Galaxies

Coordinates

Position (RA):20 57 24.46
Position (Dec):17° 7' 41.08"
Field of view:1.83 x 1.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 106.3° right of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

Galactic Get-Together

This is an image of II ZW 96 released by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2008 for the telescope’s 18th anniversary. Hubble provides a unique view of this bizarre galaxy merger in visible wavelengths. This version has been scaled to match the size and orientation of the new Webb image of II ZW 96.

[Image description: Two galaxies are connected by dark blue spots of star formation. The galaxies are blue with faint red dust, and are heavily distorted from their spiral shapes. The background is black, and covered with many tiny galaxies.]

Links

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

About the Image

Id: potm2211c
Type: Observation
Release date: 30 November 2022, 17:00
Size: 3571 x 3271 px


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