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zookeeperKevin

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Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« on: July 28, 2007, 02:09:00 pm »
Post your favourite mergers at any stage here.  :)


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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 02:33:05 pm »
Hello,
this is NOT my find, its from Arconin (see Originaltopic here:
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=483.0 )

Its my absolute favorite, note the bright green star forming areas (??). Why is the light so extremly intense (More than the whole cores!)?? One core is the orange dot in the top of the left "colony" of green, and the other is only partial visible on the lower end left side of the big green.

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Here some other, which i had found:

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My best A Ring crosses a other!
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Double Core
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Note the deep red core of the right one
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A nice young blue Eliptical is born (The rest of the other is in the downside)
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« Last Edit: July 28, 2007, 03:28:24 pm by jokergirl »
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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007, 03:30:40 pm »
For some reason I can't post my pictures, I'll have to find the URLs of the SDSS and post them instead  :'(

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007, 03:54:02 pm »
Got this one early on, and it's still my desktop background... Saved it in various formats because I loved this one... Here are two good views of it:


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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007, 03:56:02 pm »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread in particular. We may have some plans for an awesome merger in the future.

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 03:56:14 pm »
Love too!



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zookeeperKevin

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 04:08:27 pm »
Heya, the last one *might* be a merger, but we can't rule out a projection effect...

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 04:14:00 pm »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread in particular. We may have some plans for an awesome merger in the future.

I should note that it's a pretty damn awesome plan.

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 04:19:22 pm »
Heya, the last one *might* be a merger, but we can't rule out a projection effect...

 ;D Yeah - both have spectra and at same Z
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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 04:20:43 pm »
Heya, the last one *might* be a merger, but we can't rule out a projection effect...

 ;D Yeah - both have spectra and at same Z

Doesn't matter - the velocity dispersion in a galaxy cluster can "blur" any such signal. The only mergers I believe are those where you can see a clear interaction.

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 04:36:37 pm »
Heya, the last one *might* be a merger, but we can't rule out a projection effect...

 ;D Yeah - both have spectra and at same Z

Doesn't matter - the velocity dispersion in a galaxy cluster can "blur" any such signal. The only mergers I believe are those where you can see a clear interaction.

 Like this? The bottom one appears to have some disruption?

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 04:38:24 pm »
Here are my "two-donuts galaxy" xD


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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2007, 04:41:18 pm »
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread in particular. We may have some plans for an awesome merger in the future.
You have plans for a merger? This sounds a bit like you want to create a merger xP and if I'm right: Are you planning to make a big merger-mosaic picture? Each merger picture will be part of a greater picture? I'm probably wrong... but who knows?! :D
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