This is a nice pair of interacting galaxies located about 55
million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices
as a part of the Virgo galaxy cluster (roughly between M99
and M100). NGC 4302
is the edge-on spiral (Seyfert) galaxy and
is the flocculent spiral galaxy.
In the field an
extremely distant quasar with redshift z=4.27 was even captured (marked
by an arrow under the upper right corner of the
light was traveling to us for some 12.2 billion light-years.
JKZ, 23.-24.3. 2022
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