The overlapping-galaxy pair AM0500-620, in a true-color composite
CCD image. The contrast between elliptical and spiral components
is striking, as is the silhouetting of dust structure in the foreground
spiral against the elliptical. This is one of the most cooperative
known galaxy pairs for measuring the amount of light absorbed in
a spiral galaxy, using the elliptical as a background light source.
The data were taken with the 1.5-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo
Inter-American Observatory by W. Keel and R. White, III. For
an amazing HST image, check out my
dust research page.
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