NGC 2442, The "Meathook Galaxy" in Volans

Composite Image using data from the Hubble Space Telescope

and the European Southern Observatories

Processing and Assembly: Robert Gendler and Roberto Colombari

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* small area of cloning left lower spiral arm for cosmetic purposes


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Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).