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Arp 100

Quite a long galaxy, stretched out due to some kind of recent interaction. Exactly what, I'm not sure. A rather large, diffuse filter ghost (faint, slightly brighter annular feature) is overlapping the right side of the image. There are two bright stars flanking this galaxy to the east or west. Either one could be the culprit, though I think the one to the west was responsible.


Check the widefield view out at the Legacy Survey to get a better view of the situation:


Establishing HST's Low Redshift Archive of Interacting Systems


(I might have hit this one too hard with the noise reduction. It looks funny.)


All Channels: ACS/WFC F606W


North is 59.33° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on November 26, 2019