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Optical photo of peculiar galaxy NGC 4656/57

Optical photo of peculiar galaxy NGC 4656/57

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Caption

Optical photograph of the peculiar galaxy NGC 4656/57 which lies in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The galaxy is probably either a pair of interacting or colliding galaxies or a single galaxy which has been disrupted by a recent gravitational encounter. The photograph was taken with the four-metre Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona. Lower right on original print.

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