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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2005

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NGC2560, NGC2562, UGC4332, Paula Kielstra

Galaxy Cluster

This picture contains three galaxies carefully camouflaged among the surrounding stars. The first galaxy is NBC2560, is an elongated galaxy. It is pretty large and appears faint. The second is NBC2562 which is a round galaxy and is considerably smaller than the other two. The final galaxy, UGC4332, is a spiral galaxy. In this picture, it appears to be the largest, near the top right corner. All three of these galaxies are in the constellation Cancer.

Each of the three galaxies in this picture contains billions of stars that range in age. The galaxies each use gravity to hold stars, interstellar gas and dust, and dark matter together. The beauty of galaxies is diverse since they have various shapes, sizes and visual textures. Distances for these galaxies could not be found, unfortunately.

References

Wikipedia
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxies)

Right Ascension (J2000) 08h 19m 56.5s
Declination (J2000) +21°06'04"
Filters used clear(C)
Exposure time per filter

300 seconds repeated several times

Date observed

April 4, 2005