Pan of Arp-Madore 2105-332

This image features an interacting galaxy system known as Arp-Madore 2105-332, that lies about 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Microscopium. Like other recent Hubble Pictures of the Week, this system belongs to the Arp-Madore catalogue of peculiar galaxies. The wonderful quality of this image also reveals several further galaxies, not associated with this system but fortuitously positioned in such a way that they appear to be forming a line that approaches the leftmost (in this image) component of Arp-Madore 2105-332, which is known individually as 2MASX J21080752-3314337. The rightmost galaxy, meanwhile, is known as 2MASX J21080362-3313196. These hefty names do not lend themselves to easy memorisation, but they do actually contain valuable information: they are coordinates in the right ascension and declination system used widely by astronomers to locate astronomical objects.


ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton, Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgement: L. Shatz
Music: Stellardrone - Endeavour

About the Video

Release date:13 December 2023, 03:38
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Ultra HD (info)



r.titleVideo Podcast
7.2 MB

For Broadcasters

Also see our

Privacy policy Accelerated by CDN77