Arp 109

  Arp 109 is the first of the classification E or E-like Galaxies Repelling Spiral Arms.  The two larger galaxies, and two tiny ones, near the center of the field make up the Arp field but I believe that only the larger two are considered to be the Arp itself.  There are quite a few other galaxies in the field, the largest being IC 1146 near the bottom.

The diffraction spikes on the bright star are doubled because I combined two images made with slightly different alignments.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 49 minutes
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