This R-band image shows the galaxy pair CPG 453, from Karachentsev's catalog of galaxy pairs. The image was obtained with the 1.1-m Hall telescope of Lowell Observatory. This pair of 15th-magnitude galaxies lies in the southeastern corner of Bootes, almost 400 million light-years away. It's hard to tell from these data whether the two galaxies are so close in three dimensions as to produce tidal disturbances. The image is displayed using a logarithmic intensity transformation, spanning an area about 7.3 by 7.2 arcminutes. North is up and east to the left.
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