Colliding Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 + NGC 4568)

Posted by macnmotion
on Monday, June 11, 2018

NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 are a pair of unbarred spiral galaxies in the constellation Virgo, approximately 60 million light years from Earth. They are named "Siamese Twins" because they appear to be connected.

These galaxies are in the earliest stages of colliding and merging with each other, with star formation most active in the area of overlap.

Data collected at the Dark Sky Observatory Collaborative (DSOC) in Ft. Davis, TX using SC Observatory's remote Planewave CDK 17" f/6.8 scope, in collaboration with:

John Kasianowicz, Josh Balsam, Mike Selby, Dhaval Brahmbhatt, Scott Johnson, Mike Bushell, Rich Johnson

Image processing: Andy Chatman and Mike Selby

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