Interacting Galaxy Pair CPG 151

This R-band image shows the galaxy pair CPG 151, 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 direction of Lynx, at a distance of about 400 million light-years. The western galaxy (CPG 351A) shows a thing dust pane just west (right) of the nucleus and inner disk, showing its three-dimensional orientation clearly. 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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