Wide-field view of the area around NGC 922 (ground-based image)
This image from a ground-based telescope shows the region around NGC 922, a galaxy with a bright ring of nebulae caused by a collision with another, smaller galaxy, which passed straight through NGC 922. This smaller galaxy, called 2MASXI J0224301-244443 is visible as a small blob to the right of NGC 922, the bright galaxy in the centre of the field. The orange line crossing the image is a satellite passing above the telescope during the observations.
NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)