Subaru Gallery

Images from the NHK Camera 3


M 100 (Spiral Galaxy)
Distance : 6.69 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Coma Berenices
Detail : This spiral galaxy is seen in a face on orientation. The central region of M100 has an older collection of stars with an orangish color. The dots in the spiral arms are young star clusters.

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NGC 2613 (Spiral Galaxy)
Distance : 8.44 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Canis Major
Detail : This huge spiral galaxy is seen in a skew side orientation. The many spiral arms of NGC 2613 wrap tightly around its core.

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NGC 4567 & NGC 4568 (Interacting Galaxies)
Distance : 9.19 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Virgo
Detail : These two galaxies are in the process of colliding with each other. Both galaxies will become distorted by this collision that will take billions of years.

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NGC 1530 (Barred Spiral Galaxy)
Distance : 10 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Camelopardalis
Detail : There is a prominent bar of gas and dust across the center of this galaxy. The spiral arms for this galaxy start at the ends of the bar as opposed to starting from the central bulge in normal spiral galaxies.

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NGC 2207 & IC 2163 (Spiral Galaxies)
Distance : 16.3 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Canis Major
Detail : These two galaxies are in the process of colliding with each other. The effects of this collision are more easily seen on the smaller galaxy (IC 2163) as it is stretched by the gravity of the larger galaxy (NGC 2207).

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NGC 5426 & NGC 5427 (Spiral Galaxies)
Distance : 16.3 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Virgo
Detail : When two galaxies get close to one another, they will start to gravitationally interact. In this case, the spiral arms of the galaxies will become distorted and eventually share gas and dust with each other.

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Perseus Galaxy Cluster (North of NGC1275)
Distance : 23 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Perseus
Detail : There are approximately 500 galaxies in the Perseus Galaxy Cluster; this picture covers just one part of the cluster. The Perseus Galaxy Cluster has a high intergalactic gas temperature and emits strong amounts of X-rays and radio waves.

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NGC 1275
Distance : 23 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Perseus
Detail : In the center of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster lies NGC 1275, the most luminous radio source in the cluster. The cause of this radio source is the collision and merging of an elliptical and a spiral galaxy.

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HCG 40
Distance : 30 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Hydra
Detail : This group of galaxies is composed of three spiral galaxies, one elliptical galaxy, and one lenticular galaxy. These galaxies are gravitationally bound to each other and will eventually merge into one or two major galaxies.
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NGC 4889
Distance : 30 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Coma Berenices
Detail : NGC 4889 is one of the larger dominant elliptical galaxies in the coma galaxy cluster, which contains over 1000 galaxies. The cluster is so large that it takes light several million years to cross from one side to another.

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NGC 4874
Distance : 30 x 107 Light years
Constellation : Coma Berenices
Detail : NGC 4874 isone of the larger dominant elliptical galaxies in the coma galaxy cluster and is seen surrounded by several spiral and lenticular galaxies.

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