PIA07905: Interacting Group of Galaxies Known as Stephan's Quintet
Target Name: Stephan's Quintet,NGC 7331
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: GALEX Telescope
Product Size: 1692 x 1020 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Ultraviolet image of the interacting group of galaxies known as Stephan's Quintet (NGC 7317, NGC 7318A, NGC 7318B, NGC 7319, NGC 7320, lower left). Of the five galaxies in this tightly packed group, NGC 7320 (the large spiral in the group) is probably a foreground galaxy and not associated with the other four. The spiral galaxy in the upper right is NGC 7331.

For related images, see also PIA04201, PIA04925, and PIA06322.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05