Arp 162 (NGC 3414)

  Arp 162 is in the class Diffuse Filaments, but it is also in the class Diffuse Counter-Tails.  There was some sort of error in the Atlas figures and 162 through 166 are shown in both classes.  This galaxy, like Arp 161, seems to me like it would better fit another class entirely.  However, all the remaining members could fit either of these descriptions well.  The small galaxy a couple of minutes NNW of Arp 161 is Mitchell Anonymous 1051+2800.  None of the other small galaxies, and there are a lot of them, are in any of the common catalogs.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 15 minutes
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