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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