Interacting Galaxy Pair CPG 61

This R-band image shows the galaxy pair CPG 61, from Karachentsev's catalog of galaxy pairs. The image was obtained with the 1.1-m Hall telescope of Lowell Observatory. This pair of 14th- and 15th-magnitude galaxies lies in the direction of Triangulum, about 1.5 degrees south of Gamma Trianguli, at a distance of almost 250 million light-years. This pair is also catalogued as IC 1784/5, and the members are too far apart to show significant asymmetries due to tidal interaction, although the strong grand-design spiral pattern in CPG 061A may result from the influence of its companion. 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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