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NGC6239 © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
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NGC6239 in Hercules is a distorted spiral only 2.4 x 1.1 arc/minutes in size. It shows strong evidence of mergers with minor satellite galaxies with possible spike and loop type star streams. The smaller galaxy to the right is PGC 2204813 which also shows amazing interaction features.
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