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NGC7320 Stephan’s Quintet

[Stephan’s Quintet]

About this image

Stephan’s Quintet as imaged by the Gemini Observatory using the Multi-Object Spectrograph on Gemini North. The interacting members of the cluster are almost 300 million light years away. The galaxy NGC7320 (top-center) is thought by most astronomers to be in the foreground (about 8-times closer) and is distinguished in this image by multiple red blobs indicating hydrogen clouds where stars are forming.

See also the Gemini Image Release.

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Minimum credit line: Gemini Observatory/Travis Rector, University of Alaska Anchorage

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