Arp 171 (NGC 5718 & IC 1042)
Arp 171 is another member of the class Diffuse Counter-Tails.
The large galaxy just slightly west of center is NGC 5718 and the one a little
further west is IC 1042. There are two more IC galaxies in the field, 1093
about halfway from 1042 to the southwest corner and 1041, partially cut off at
the south edge. There are many more galaxies throughout the field, a few
cataloged but most anonymous.
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