This picture features a trio of interacting
galaxies almost 90 million light-years away, toward the
constellation Virgo. Predominately yellow, with sweeping spiral
arms and dust lanes, NGC 5566 is enormous, about 150,000
light-years across. Just below it lies small, blue NGC 5569.
Near center, the third galaxy, NGC 5560, is multicolored and
apparently stretched and distorted by its interaction with NGC
5566. The galaxy trio is also included in Halton Arp's 1966
Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as Arp 286.