Arp 155 (NGC 3656)

 Arp 155 continues the class Disturbed with Interior Absorption.  The absorption band can be seen in the positive image, running due N-S through the bright core.  The primary is NGC 3656 and the companion, which looks here like a brighter area at the south end of the one-sided bar, is MCG+9-19-64.  The unsymmetrical spiral southwest of Arp 155 is MCG+9-19-59 and the nearly edge-on spiral at the southeast corner of the field is UGC 6422.  All the other galaxies are Mitchell Anonymous or just anonymous.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 25 minutes
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