Arp 148 (Visible & Infrared)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI

Observation • August 4th, 2021 • ssc2021-06b


This image shows galaxy Arp 148, captured by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble telescopes.

Also known as "Mayall's Object," Arp 148 captures a point in the interaction of two galaxies in which a ring has formed in the wake of their collision. The thick clouds of dusty material in the elongated galaxy (left) glow brightly in the infrared wavelengths of light seen by Spitzer (8 microns, red), while the glow of starlight dominates the visible light data from Hubble (0.3-0.8 microns, blue-green).

About the Object

Arp 148Mayall's Object
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
450,000,000 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Optical 336 nm Hubble
Optical 452 nm Hubble
Optical 606 nm Hubble
Optical 814 nm Hubble
Infrared 8.0 µm Spitzer


Position ()
RA =11h 3m 53.3s
Dec = 40° 51' 0.9"
Field of View
1.5 x 0.8 arcminutes
North is up