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Contains:  IC 2041, NGC 1532, NGC 1531

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    NGC 1531/1532 Interacting Galaxies in Eridanus, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez
    NGC 1531/1532 Interacting Galaxies in Eridanus

    NGC 1531/1532 Interacting Galaxies in Eridanus

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2500x2500

    Astrometry.net job: 3153933

    RA center: 4h 12' 19"

    DEC center: -32° 53' 52"

    Pixel scale: 0.777 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 359.758 degrees

    Field radius: 0.382

    Locations: Observatorio El Sauce, Valle del Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

    Description

    NGC 1532 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light-years from the Solar System in the constellation Eridanus. It may possess several dwarf companion galaxies. The galaxy is clearly interacting with one of these galaxies, the amorphous dwarf galaxy NGC 1531. The tidal forces from this interaction have created unusual plumes above the disk of NGC 1532.

    NGC 1532 is also an outlying member of the Fornax Cluster.

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    cotejardinero@gmail.com
    José Joaquín Pérez
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    NGC 1531/1532 Interacting Galaxies in Eridanus, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez