Isolated interacting galaxy pair – Arp 271

Photographer
macnmotion
Email
andy@andychatman.com
Location of photo
Samphran, Thailand
Date/Time of photo
April 30, 2017
Equipment
Officina Stellare RiLA 600 f/5.0, FLI MLx694
Description
NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 (ARP 271) is a rarely photographed interacting galaxy pair in the constellation Virgo. Approximately 90 million light years from Earth, this galaxy pair spans 130,000 light years across. Because these two galaxies are similar in size, it is unlikely that one will be devoured by the other. More likely these galaxies will continue to interact for tens of millions of years, creating new stars along the way.
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