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Arp 280

I'm not really sure what is going on here, but have come to expect that with Prop15446 galaxies. The smaller galaxy seems drawn toward the larger one, but I wonder whether it has already made its first pass of the more massive galaxy. There is a curious scattering of loose stars directly across from the small galaxy on the other side of the larger one.

 

A ground-based color view from the DECaLS viewer is here: legacysurvey.org/viewer?ra=174.4351&dec=47.8932&z...

 

Data from the following proposal is used to create this image:

Establishing HST's Low Redshift Archive of Interacting Systems

 

All channels: ACS/WFC F606W

 

North is 1.62° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on June 1, 2019