Arp 286 (NGC 5560, 5566 & 5569)

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Arp 286 consists of three galaxies that are gravitationally interacting. The large spiral galaxy at the center is NGC 5566. Below and to its left is the small, blue spiral galaxy NGC 5569. At the top of the image is the distorted spiral NGC 5560. It is presumably distorted by the gravity of NGC 5569. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green) and I (red) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

Credit:
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-arp286
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:3015 x 3300 px

About the Object

Name:Arp 286, NGC 5560, NGC 5566, NGC 5569
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 20 29.78
Position (Dec):3° 51' 48.94"
Field of view:13.15 x 14.37 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.7° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
b
438 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
538 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
820 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I