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NGC 5403 - a galaxy colliding ... with itself


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Well, not really actually. For some reason the stacking process produced this strange image.

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Most likely the image registration process aligned on hot pixels. And since the camera (Liverpool Telescope) is used in two orientations (90 degrees rotation), this was the result.

Two colliding galaxies. Or is that three colliding galaxies? Or four?

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8 hours ago, triton1 said:

Dunno but it looks pretty cool ? 

Thought so too, so I shared it.

14 minutes ago, Mr niall said:

That's ace, looks a lot like kylo rens light sabre - maybe it was on its way to Mimas? I need a coffee.

I agree. Enjoy the coffee.

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