Arp 87

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Image taken in February 2007

Arp 87 (NGC 3808) is a pair of interacting galaxies NGC 3808A and NGC 3808B. In the Catalogue of Named Galaxies, it is called Laqueator Leonis, or the ensnarer galaxy, after the Roman gladiator that ensnares his foe.[1]

It is situated about 300 million light-years from Earth in the Leo constellation.

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Coordinates: Sky map 11h 40m 44.2s, +22° 25′ 46″

  1. ^ Bodifee, Gerard. "Catalogue of One Thousand Named Galaxies" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2017.