C60/61, The Antennae Galaxies in Corvus

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C60 (NGC 4038/9) Spiral Galaxy 12h 01m 53s -18° 52′ 06″ Corvus +10.1 5.4×3.8 arcmin Overview William Herschel was the first to observe these galaxies that smashed into each other millenia ago, on the night of February 7th, 1785. At the time, before galaxies were known to […]

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