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AM 2128-430

A handsome lenticular with a chiffon of dust draped against its nucleus with all the grace nature can offer. I initially thought this was a shelled elliptical galaxy, but when I looked at it more intently, I realized there was a soft bar and a tightly wound spiral structure. The alignment of the dust is in apparent opposition to the face-on disk of the galaxy. I am not confident in this explanation and am tempted to interpret it as an elliptical with some spiral shapes embedded within.

 

Establishing HST's Low Redshift Archive of Interacting Systems

 

All Channels: ACS/WFC F606W

 

North is 10.09° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on July 4, 2019