The image below is an image of NGC 2300 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 – see imprint) taken in the red channel. The image below is an image of NGC 2300 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 – see imprint) taken in the red channel. The spiral galaxy NGC 2276 has asymmetries in its optical and radiomorphology, suggesting an ongoing intra-group mid-galaxy encounter. The spiral galaxy NGC 2276 exhibits asymmetries in its optical and radiomorphology that suggest an ongoing in-group medium galaxy encounter.
NGC 2276’s interaction with the intracluster medium – the superheated gas that lies between galaxies in galaxy clusters – has triggered a burst of star formation along one edge of the galaxy. NGC 2300 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Cepheus. We report the detection of a hot, diffuse in-group medium with the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter in the galaxy group NGC 2300.
How big is NGC 2276?
In reality, a neighbouring galaxy to the right of NGC 2276 (NGC 2300, not seen here) is gravitationally tugging at its disk of blue stars, pulling the stars on one side of the galaxy outwards, distorting the normal fried-egg appearance of the galaxy. On the other side of the galaxy, the gravitational pull of a smaller companion pulls the outer edges of NGC 2276 out of shape. Astronomers have combined X-ray and radio data to determine that NGC 2276-3c is probably an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH). The actual orientation of NGC 2276 can be deduced from the position of the brightly shining galactic core, which is offset from the distorted spiral arms.
What is NGC 428?
Although the spiral shape is just visible in this close-up, the overall spiral structure of NGC 428 appears to be quite distorted and warped, probably due to a collision between two galaxies. The spiral structure of NGC 428 is distorted and warped, probably due to a collision between two galaxies, and it is still responsible for a healthy amount of star formation – another telltale sign of the union of two galaxies. The following image is of NGC 428 from the Digitised Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 – see imprint), taken in the red channel. NGC 428 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus (The Sea Monster) whose spiral structure is distorted and deformed, possibly the result of the collision of two galaxies.