PSN J16525897+0224255 in NGC 6240

PSN J16525897+0224255 in NGC 6240: 19 May 2013

PSN J16525897+0224255 in NGC 6240: 19 May 2013

The Virtual Telescope imaged this optical transient with its 17″ robotic unit, finding it at magnitude 18.9 unfiltered.

This transient is showing in the ultraluminuos infrared galaxy NGC 6240, located at about 400 millions of light years: it shows a complex shape, the outcome from the encounter of two distinct galaxies.


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