A Perfect Spiral.. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy #NGC6384. This galaxy lies in the #constellationOphiuchus (The Serpent Bearer), not far from the centre of the Milky Way on the sky. The positioning of NGC 6384 means that we have to peer at it past many dazzling foreground Milky Way stars that are scattered across this image.
Arp 81 is a strongly interacting pair of galaxies, even about 100 my after their closest approach. It consists of NGC 6621 and NGC 6622, the former being a very disturbed spiral galaxy. The encounter has pulled a long tail out of NCC 6621 that has now wrapped behind hits body. They are located 300 mly distant in Draco. Gallery Astro | Hubble Space Telescope.