Zooming into galaxy group HCG 16

This video zooms in from a view of the night sky, through the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster), to end on new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of galaxy group HCG 16.

This quartet is composed of (from left to right) NGC 839, NGC 838, NGC 835, and NGC 833 — four of the seven galaxies that make up the entire group.

The final image uses observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, combined with data from the ESO Multi-Mode Instrument installed on the European Southern Observatory’s New Technology Telescope in Chile.


NASAESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. ESO

About the Video

Release date:18 June 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1514
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:HCG 16, NGC 833, NGC 835, NGC 838, NGC 839
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Liner
Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert

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