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Arp 231

Umbrellas and streams around an irregularly shaped galaxy. It has some of look of the makings of an elliptical galaxy. The veil of dust across the nucleus is a nice touch.


This one was a bit faint; I brightened it a bit and it looks noisier because of that. A partial shell to the west of the galaxy was not included in the Hubble image. Please check the widefield view to see that.


A widefield color view of the galaxy is available here:


Establishing HST's Low Redshift Archive of Interacting Systems


All Channels: ACS/WFC F606W


North is 2.68° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on December 16, 2019