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.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 48 minutes
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