Arp 161

  Arp 161 is the first member of the class Diffuse Filaments.  I would have put it in the earlier listed class Material Emanating from E Galaxies, but that is just a visual opinion from an image.  The Atlas note is also a little puzzling, saying "faint, diffuse material extends away from neck."  I see nothing that looks like a neck.  It makes me suspect that there was some reorganization of the manuscript and this class and note were intended to apply to a different galaxy.

This is another image taken at the Texas Star Party, in 2006.

Atlas Image


  Celestron CG9 1/4, StarlightXpress MX716, 16 minutes
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