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VV689 (Angel Wing)

Another striking Zoo Gem that won a popular favorite vote for colliding galaxies. It's easy to see how it became known as the Angel Wing system. With nearly complete bilateral symmetry, it's hard not to see some kind of animal like an angel or bird wings.


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

Gems of the Galaxy Zoos


Data from the Legacy Survey were also used to colorize the image and smooth out the darker, extended, noisy parts of the HST data.


All Channels: HST/ACS/WFC F606W

Red: Legacy Survey z

Green: Legacy Survey g

Blue: Legacy Survey r


North is 22.35° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on October 27, 2021