The Arp 286 Galaxy Group in Virgo
May 2021 - Picture of the Month
I could talk about Halton Arp and his inclusion of these three galaxies in his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, or about the signs of interaction clearly visible in this image, or perhaps even the interesting structure presented here.
But Owen is much better at that, so why not read his Galaxy of the Month feature for this month to learn more about this fabulous group, including how to observe them.
Honestly, I picked this image because interacting groups of galaxies are beautiful. Owen also has a link to another incredible amateur image.
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