CGCG436-030

CGCG436-030, the eye-catching spiral galaxy in the image, shows a very pronounced curling tail. The companion galaxy, located to the bottom-right of the image, displays an intricate structure, including a number of trails that extend quite far out from its core. The bright star that appears between the two galaxies does not belong to the interacting system and is located within the Milky Way. IRAS 01173+1405 is located in the constellation of Pisces, the Fish, about 400 million light-years away.

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

About the Image

Id:heic0810bg
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0810
Size:2948 x 2948 px

About the Object

Name:CGCG436-030, IRAS 01173+1405, LEDA 4798
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:400 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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