Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/NGC2207 and IC2163 merge

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NGC 2207 and IC 2163 merge[edit]

Original - NGC 2207 is in the process of colliding and merging with IC 2163. Unlike the Antennae or the Mice Galaxies; they're still two separate spiral galaxies. They are only in the first step of colliding and merging. Soon they will collide and appear like the Mice Galaxies. In approximately one billion years time they will merge and become an elliptical galaxy.
Reason
An excellent picture of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 merging, it is descriptive, focuses on the galaxies at hand and displays a unique phenomenon.
Articles this image appears in
NGC 2207 and IC 2163, List of spiral galaxies, Tidal stripping
Creator
HST/NASA/ESA
  • Support as nominatorJerryteps 05:31, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose I don't think it's high enough resolution. Sure it is interesting and has wow, but then all pictures of DSOs have wow. What it does lack is size. Mfield (talk) 05:57, 24 November 2008 (UTC)strike that I have replaced with the full size from NASA. Mfield (talk) 06:05, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Wow, thanks heaps. I really appreciate it. – Jerryteps 10:01, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support now that it is full-size. --Janke | Talk 15:12, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support another great galaxy photo. ~ Wadester16 (talk) 18:33, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, yep good encyclopedic content. M.K. (talk) 21:00, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent photo. --Carioca (talk) 22:59, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Neutral Great enc and rez, but I'm worried about the chromatic noise. I believe my phrase from the last galaxy nom was "more color splotches than a Jackson Pollock painting". Again, if this is from the Hubble, it's about as good as it gets.--HereToHelp (talk to me) 00:30, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:NGC2207+IC2163.jpg MER-C 05:44, 2 December 2008 (UTC)