Interacting Galaxy Pair CPG 132

These R-band images show the members of galaxy pair CPG 132, from Karachentsev's catalog of galaxy pairs. The image was obtained with the 1.1-m Hall telescope of Lowell Observatory. This pair is also catalogued as NGC 2336/IC 0467, lying 20 arc minutes apart and 100 million light-years away in northern Camelopardalis (only a few degrees from CPG 108). These 12th-magnitude galaxies are too far apart to show significant asymmetries due to tidal interaction. Stacking the images vertically puts them in very roughly the proper relative locations; the southern galaxy, CPG 132B, is actually farther south and east than it appears here relative to K132A. The images are displayed using a logarithmic intensity transformation, each spanning an area about 7.3 by 7.2 arcminutes. North is up and east to the left.

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