My attempts at astro imaging

PGC120 & PGC129


This is a crop from the stacked image that made up the P168/Hergenrother video clip. I dont know anythign about them but they are a nice pair of galaxies!  PGC120 is the one with the bright core, PGC129 is the other one…. I’m off for a google to see if I can find out any more about them!

UPDATE:

Apparently this pair is known as the Taffy Galaxies??? Distance is estimated to be around 150 million light years!!! Also identified as  UGC 12914 & UGC12915 It seems these 2 galaxies have had a direct collision and this is the cause of the odd shape see http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0308476 & http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=278957.0

 

Here is an annotated version, you can see a few more of these PGC galaxies….

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