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Hickson Compact Group 31 in Eridanus

Hickson Compact Group 31 in Eridanus

Hickson Compact Group 31 (also known as NGC 1741 Group) is a group of interacting galaxies consisting of eight galaxies: the Wolf-Rayet galaxy NGC 1741 (actually two colliding dwarf galaxies) and its irregular dwarf companions. The entire group spans about 150 thousand light-years, and is located about 166 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.

Assembled from Hubble Legacy Archive data 4-4-2016