Planetary Nebula NGC 4361 in Corvus

NGC 4361 is a planetary nebula located in the centre of the Corvus constellation. The nebula surrounds a magnitude 13 star and resembles a faint elliptical galaxy.

Planetary Nebula NGC 4361,Corvus Constellation,Corvus nebula

Planetary Nebula NGC 4361

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/NGC 4039) in Corvus

The Antennae Galaxies in the constellation Corvus are a pair of interacting galaxies currently undergoing collision. Over 1.2 billion years ago, the Antennae were two separate galaxies; spiral galaxy NGC 4038 and the larger barred spiral galaxy NGC 4039. In the next 400 million years, their nuclei are expected to merge into a single core.

The Antennae Galaxies illustrate a likely future of the Milky Way when it collides with the Andromeda Galaxy.

Antennae Galaxies,NGC 4038,NGC 4039,corvus constellation

The Antennae Galaxies