Arp 302

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Arp 302
UGC 9618, Chandra + Hubble.jpg
Arp 302 consists of a pair of very gas-rich spiral galaxies in their early stages of interaction: VV 340A is seen edge-on at top, and VV 340B face-on below. Composite image of X-ray data from Chandra (purple) and optical data from Hubble (red, green, blue).
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension 14h 56m 54s
Declination +24° 36.0′ 00″
Redshift 0.034505
(10166 km/s)
Distance 450 Mly (150 Mpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.3 (15.3 + 15.7)
Characteristics
Type S+S
Apparent size (V) 1′.6 (0′.6 × 0′.6 / 0′.9 × 0′.3)
Other designations
VV 340, IRAS 14547+2448, CGCG 1454.7+2448, APG 302, KPG 446, CGCG 134-58, IRAS F14547+2449, Arp 302, LEDA 53433 / 53432, 2MASX J14570030+2436246 / J14570066+2437026, MCG+04-35-018 / +04-35-019, UGC 9618
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

Arp 302 (also known as Exclamation Point Galaxy) is a galaxy in the constellation Boötes. Arp 302, also known as VV 340 or UGC 9618 consists of a pair of very gas-rich spiral galaxies in their early stages of interaction. An enormous amount of infrared light is radiated by the gas from massive stars that are forming at a rate similar to the most vigorous giant star-forming regions in our own Milky Way. Arp 302 is 450 million light-years away from Earth, and is the 302nd galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.

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Coordinates: Sky map 14h 56m 54s, +24° 36′ 00″