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Hickson Compact Group 59 in Leo

Hickson Compact Group 59 in Leo

Hickson Compact Group (HCG) 59, about 180 million light-years away in the constellation Leo, consists of a variety of galaxies. There are three main galaxies, two are star-forming.

The main galaxies are two large spirals, one face-on with smooth arms and central dust lanes, the other nearly edge on. The third is a disordered galaxy full of young blue stars.

Constructed from Hubble Legacy Archive data 4-4-2016