Friday Galaxy Blogging: NGC 5278

This is NGC 5278, as imaged by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This color image was built by putting together broadband ugriz images, with the g filter mostly mapped to the blue channel of the image, r to the green channel, and i to the red channel. (u influenced blue and z influenced red as well.)

This was one of the galaxies in Chloe Wightman’s keystone project at Quest in 2013; she was looking at Galaxy Zoo-identified merging galaxies, and comparing morpological features to optical emission lines.

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