||This group of galaxies is approximately 100 million light years away. NGC 5350 (in the upper left) is a tightly wound spiral galaxy in which the inner arms form a virtual ring around the nucleus. Unfortunately a bright star to the left of the field produced an annoying bright reflection. Most interesting is the interaction between the two galaxies (NGC 5353/4) near the bottom. The smaller spherical galaxy has a very subtle dust lane in it and its companion is warped into a bowtie-like appearance. Both galaxies emit copius amounts of light in the radio wavelengths. Many other background galaxies can be seen in this image as well.|
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: George Fleenor and Jim Lamm/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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