Arp-Madore 2026-424

This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face. This observation was made on 19 June 2019 in visible light by the telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Residing 704 million light-years from Earth, this system is catalogued as Arp-Madore 2026-424 (AM 2026-424) in the Arp-Madore “Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations”.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and M. Durbin (University of Washington)

About the Image

Id:heic1919a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 October 2019, 15:00
Related releases:heic1919
Size:1846 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 285-19
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Constellation:Microscopium
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 29 33.32
Position (Dec):-42° 30' 19.92"
Field of view:1.36 x 1.47 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° right of vertical

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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