Arp 122 (NGC 6040A & B)

  Arp 122 is class E-like Galaxies Perturbing Spirals.  It is the pair about one-quarter of the field down from the top and halfway from center to the west edge.  It's marked with dashes.

The warped spiral in Arp 122 is NGC 6040A and the elliptical is 6040B.  The pair not quite 3' southeast is NGC 6041A and B.  It did not make the Arp catalog but probably should have.  Notice the tiny jet coming out the west side, pointing almost due west but slightly WNW.  South and east of NGC 6041 is NGC 6042.

For identification of the other three Arps in this field, see Arp 71.  There is a 2x detail image of Arp 122 shown below.

Atlas Image



  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 27 minutes

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