Arp 145

  Arp 145 is the last member of Dr. Arp's class Material Emanating from E Galaxies.  This seems to be another error, as this galaxy should clearly be in the next class, Galaxies with Associated Rings.  This is a really odd object.  I had not looked at the Atlas image when I started shooting it and, as the subexposures began to appear on the screen, I was sure an artifact from the bright star was falling right on the galaxy.  Fortunately, that was not correct -- the galaxy just looks like an artifact.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes
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