Elliptical Galaxy NGC 5363 and Spiral Galaxy NGC 5364

[NGC 5363/4]

About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. NGC 5363 is the elliptical galaxy in the upper-left corner of the image. And NGC 5364 is the spiral galaxy in the lower right. These two galaxies are likely in the early stages of gravitational interaction. The image was generated with observations in the B (blue), V (green), and I (red) filters. This image is rotated 15 degrees clockwise from North is left, East is down.

More: galaxies page, elliptical galaxies page, spiral galaxies page.

Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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