Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 and NGC 4039) in Corvus
April 2019 - Picture of the Month
This month I've gone for a pair of galaxies, and an iconic pair at that. There's nothing like an intergalactic collision to encourage a little star formation, in which case I can't help wondering what the deep-sky observing must be like from within these two galaxies.
The Antennae galaxies are unfortunately low in UK skies, but from locations further south are quite spectacular, or so I'm told. They're certainly an amazing object for deep-sky imagers as you can see with those long tidal tails. As you might expect, the Hubble Space Telescope has a great close up view of the centre of this galaxy wreck.
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