NGC 5426/27

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On this page I collect my observations of the spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 (the pair is called Arp 271) in the constellation Virgo.



The spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 in the constellation Virgo are interacting with one another and form a pair that is called Arp 271. The two systems have come so close that the mutual gravitational forces are causing an exchange of material between the galaxies (not visible in the eVscope).

NGC 5426      NGC 5427
Size: 3.1' x 1.2'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 130 million light years (SkySafari)
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  Size: 3.6' x 3.3'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 92 million light years   (SkySafari)
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The spiral galaxy NGC 5426 in constellation Virgo, next to which the spiral galaxy NGC 5427 is located (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy,


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NGC 5426/27 - May 31, 2021


NGC 5426/27 - May 31, 2021, processed (Polarr)


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Observations May 2021



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