Arp 164 (NGC 455)

 Arp 164 is another of the class Diffuse Filaments, but see discussion for Arp 162.  This characteristic is evident in both versions of the image, but especially in the negative.  Notice the faint loop at the south end of the galaxy.  The face-on spiral just under 4 minutes east of Arp 164 is MCG+1-4-13 and the edge-on near the bottom of the field is MCG+1-4-10.  None of the other galaxies are listed in any of the widely used catalogs.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 23 minutes
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