Arp 111 (NGC5421)

  Arp 111 is a member of the class E and E-like Galaxies Repelling Spiral Arms.  The Atlas note says "E galaxy apparently bending arm at root".  The E galaxy is the bright object sitting right on the south edge of the spiral.  The larger but fainter, somewhat irregular, spiral located about 40 arc seconds further south is included in the Atlas field but I doubt if Dr. Arp considered it part of the group of interest.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 24 minutes
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