(NASA)  Stephan’s Quintet
Image Data: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Al Kelly

The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan’s Quintet is featured in this eye-catching image constructed with data drawn from the extensive Hubble Legacy Archive. About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have an overall yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. But the predominantly bluish galaxy, NGC 7320, is closer, just 40 million light-years distant, and isn’t part of the interacting group. Stephan’s Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flying constellation Pegasus. At the estimated distance of the quartet of interacting galaxies, this field of view spans about 500,000 light-years. However, moving just beyond this field, above and to the left, astronomers can identify another galaxy, NGC 7320C, that is also 300 million light-years distant. Of course, including it would bring the interacting quartet back up to quintet status.


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7316 Monday 12 October 7pm – 7.30pm 

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Andy tells James his worries over Pete

Jimmy sets Finn an unusual challenge  

7317 Tuesday 13 October 7pm – 7.30pm 

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Chrissie fears for Lawrence

Chas is rattled by Emma  

7318 Wednesday 14 October 7pm – 7.30pm  

The police stage a reconstruction

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Leyla sets her plan in motion at the B&B  

7319 Thursday 15 October 2015 7pm – 7.30pm 

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7320 Thursday 15 October 2015 8pm – 8.30pm 

Aaron is arrested

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7321 Friday 16 October 2015 7pm – 7.30pm 

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