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Contains:  NGC 660
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NGC 660, 





    
        

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NGC 660

NGC 660

Technical card

Resolution: 2729x2146

Dates:Nov. 23, 2017

Frames: 32x900"

Integration: 8.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.07%

Astrometry.net job: 1834066

RA center: 25.771 degrees

DEC center: 13.623 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.463 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 191.860 degrees

Field radius: 0.223 degrees

Locations: Cygnus X-1 Observatory, Ohio, Ohio, United States

Description

This is NGC 660, a peculiar and unique polar-ring galaxy located approximately 45 million light years from Earth in the Pisces constellation. It is the only such galaxy having, as its host, a "late-type lenticular galaxy". It was probably formed when two galaxies collided a billion years ago. However, it may have first started as a disk galaxy that captured matter from a passing galaxy. This material could have, over time, become "strung out" to form a rotating ring.

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