NGC 3808 (Arp 87)

Telescope: Hubble Space Telescope, 2.4m Reflector, 57.6m FL
Camera: Wide Field Camera 2 (Detection range 120 nm to 1000 nm), about 2.7' field of view, 4 x 800 x 800 pixels
Exposure: F450W filter160 minutes, other wavelengths 73 minutes each
Image Center (J2000): RA 11h 40m, DEC +22° 25'

Interacting peculiar galaxies. NGC 3808A is the face-on spiral to the right. Material bridging the galaxies can be seen and is evidence these two galaxies have passed close to each other.Edge-on spiral is a background galaxy.
This image was featured on APOD Dec 9, 2015 and the APOD page has been translated into a few languages.


Hubble Archive files:

Red: hlsp_heritage_hst_wfpc2_arp87_f814w_v1_sci_sci.fits
Green: hlsp_heritage_hst_wfpc2_arp87_f555w_v1_sci_sci.fits
Blue: hlsp_heritage_hst_wfpc2_arp87_f450w_v1_sci_sci.fits
H-Alpha: hlsp_heritage_hst_wfpc2_arp87_f656n_v1_sci_sci.fits
NGC 3808 (Arp 87), Interacting peculiar galaxies. NGC 3808A is the face-on spiral to the right. Material bridging the galaxies can be seen and is evidence these two galaxies have passed close to each other.Edge-on spiral is a background galaxy. <BR>This image was featured on <A HREF=http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151209.html><B>APOD Dec 9, 2015</B></A> and the APOD page has been translated into a few <A HREF=http://www.astronomia2009.org.il/info/apod/dec_9_2015/apod-dec9_2015.htm>languages</A>.