Birthday Wishes and NGC 3169
This week’s OOTW features Alice’s OOTD posted on the 25th of November 2010.
This beauty is NGC 3169. It’s a spiral galaxy 55.3 million light years away in the constellation Sextans. It’s part of a group of two other spiral galaxies: NGC 3166 and NGC 3165. The nearest galaxy to it – NGC 3166 – is tugging at it, causing its spiral arms to distort.
NGC 3169 also happens to be a nomination for this:
“Today’s Object of the Day is not an object, but a request for some. Zookeeper Rob is looking for an “Object of the Day” for a Zoo Advent Calendar, which should be interesting (open up this pocket of space and – oops, a black hole! ). Want to help?
From now until Monday, please post your favourite galaxy, either from Hubble Zoo or from SDSS. On Monday we will have a poll, closing on Tuesday night.”
(Post the galaxies in Alice’s OOTD)
Also, Happy Birthday Zookeeper Chris!
3 responses to “Birthday Wishes and NGC 3169”
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- November 27, 2010 -
What a lovely OOTW, Stellar! Hope you had a great 30th, Chris. And I’m loving the objects that everyone’s suggesting for our advent calendar, keep them coming!
Happy Happy Birthday Zookeeper!
(P.S. Love this site..working on understanding how to get around)