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Arp 26 - spiral galaxy

Exposure:                   LLRGB, L = 120 min 1x1, RGB = 60 min 2x2.
Date:                           June 8, 12, 2008. Reprocessed May 2011.
Comments:                 This spiral galaxy is listed in Halton Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies because of its 'broken arm'.  The arm at the bottom of this image seems to have snapped and its outer length been moved over horizontally toward the left

 

Don Scott

The Holin A. Grotch Observatory

 

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