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NGC 3226 / 3227 - Arp 94
Penryn, California
March 2006
FS-128 (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM LRGB 15 minute subs

NGC 3226 is the small elliptical galaxy to the upper left.  It is merging with the larger Seyfert galaxy NGC 3227.   NGC 3227 has inward moving starburst activity perhaps fueled by a super massive black hole.  Red shift distance is 53 Mly.

Note the two detached tidal lobes to each side of NGC 3227.