Arp 220 (IC 4553)

  Arp 220 is the last member of the class Adjacent Loops.  There is no Atlas note.  Several of the small galaxies south of Arp 220 are in the Mitchell Anonymous Catalog (MAC) but are all outside the Atlas field.  This image shows an unusual double nucleus.  That can't be seen in the Atlas image because it was printed with too high a contrast.  For a Hubble image, click this link:


           http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/galaxy_collection/pr1992016a/

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes
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