Interacting Galaxy Pair CPG 409

This R-band image shows the galaxy pair CPG 409 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, better described as a triple since a faint elliptical lies next to its southern component, lies in Canes Venatici, close to the border with Bootes, about 270 million light-years away. This pair presents a nice contrast of the northern edge-on galaxy, with a dust pane to the west, and the earlier-type barred spiral to the south. 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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