Sunday, May 08, 2022

Galactic Ballet by NGC 1512 & NGC 1510 | NOIRLab

Galactic Ballet by NGC 1512 & NGC 1510 | NOIRLab

The interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 and NGC 1510 take center stage in this image from the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera, a state-of-the-art wide-field imager on the VĂ­ctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. NGC 1512 has been in the process of merging with its smaller galactic neighbor for 400 million years, and this drawn-out interaction has ignited waves of star formation.


Credit:

Images and Videos: Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA S. Brunier/Digitized Sky Survey 2, E. Slawik.

Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

Music: Stellardrone - A Moment of Stillness

Release Date: May 3, 2022


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