Arp 174 (NGC 3068)

  Arp 174 is in the class Narrow Counter-Tails.  The Atlas note is "smaller galaxy very condensed."  In fact, except for a tiny bit of fuzz, it could pass for a star.  The galaxy near the bottom of the field is Mitchell Anonymous 958+2846.

The tail on Arp 174 is extremely faint, just a barely detectable glow.  This was the longest exposure in my initial set of images, 84 minutes, but has since been exceeded by other images.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 84 minutes
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