The Ultra Luminous Merger IRAS 06035-7102

IRAS 06035-7102 was formed as two spiral galaxies swung past each other on their first close encounter, throwing off huge streamers of gas and stars. At the same time, multiple bursts of vigorous star formation were ignited. The detail in the image allows these compact star clusters to be easily seen, both around the progenitor nuclei and also in the tidal tails. This is a K-band image obtained with NACO and the LGS. The colour-code corresponds to intensity.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0727a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 June 2007
Related releases:eso0727
Size:2352 x 2043 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 06035-7102
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
• X - Galaxies
• X - Quasars & Black Holes
Distance:z=0.079 (redshift)
Constellation:Mensa

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.1 MB
Screensize JPEG
250.9 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):6 2 54.06
Position (Dec):-71° 3' 10.57"

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.18 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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