Double-core galaxy?

I’ve found this galaxy, and it seems very weird with two cores well visible in DR6 to DR9 + SDSS.

Here are the linear fluxes on a colour map from this object zoomed 2x (identified by SIMBAD): the double core it’s clearest in r-band and z-band.

Neat! Maybe a late-stage merger? Certainly lots of tidal debris around!

A possible identification for this galaxy shows it’s an AGN pair:
AGN pairs from SDSS-DR7. I. (Liu+, 2011)

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