NGC 1512 and NGC 1510

This composite image, created out of two different pointings from Hubble, shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 (left) and the dwarf galaxy NGC 1510 (right). Both galaxies are about 30 million light-years away from Earth and currently in the process of merging. At the end of this process NGC 1512 will have cannibalised its smaller companion.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA

About the Image

Id:heic1712a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 July 2017, 14:00
Related releases:heic1712
Size:11423 x 4177 px

About the Object

Name:ngc 1510, NGC 1512
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:30 million light years
Constellation:Horologium
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 3 44.87
Position (Dec):-43° 22' 13.75"
Field of view:7.54 x 2.76 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 37.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
u
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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