Hubble Inspects a Set of Galactic Wings

Two merging galaxies in the VV689 system — nicknamed the Angel Wing —feature in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In this view, the focus is placed on the system itself, allowing a closer look at it's unique morphology.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel.
Acknowledgement: J. Schmidt

About the Image

Id:potw2216b
Type:Observation
Release date:18 April 2022, 06:00
Size:1604 x 2004 px

About the Object

Name:VV689
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 1 39.34
Position (Dec):19° 47' 32.87"
Field of view:1.34 x 1.67 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 22.8° right of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
u
354 nmSDSS
Optical
G
474 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
G
477 nmSDSS
Optical
R
623 nmSDSS
Optical
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644 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
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Optical
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762 nmSDSS
Optical
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913 nmSDSS
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919 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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