Arp 78: Peculiar Galaxy in Aries | Hunter Wilson

Photographer
Hunter Wilson
Email
hwilson429@aol.com
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
January 22, 2009
Equipment
Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod, Mach1GTO Mount
Description
Arp 78 ( NGC 772) in Aries, is a giant spiral galaxy approximately 130 million light years distant measuring 250,000 light years across. The galaxy below it in this image is E3 elliptical dwarf NGC 770 - a satellite of NGC 772 - that interacts gravitationally with it's companion causing deformation of one of the larger galaxy's arms. In 2003, two supernovae were seen in NGC 772 within three weeks of one another.
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