NGC 4038 : The Antennae

NGC 4038 and 4039 are a pair of interacting galaxies but were classified as a nebula when they were first discovered in 1785.

The dramatic activity in the centre of the pair is causing gas to compress and increase in temperature, creating star forming regions.

This image was taken in Red, Visual and Blue filters using Faulkes Telescope North.

NGC 4038 : The Antennae