Arp 228 (IC 162)

  Arp 228 is a member of the Concentric Rings class.  The Atlas note says "defects in blue Survey print in both VV 53 and VV 54".  Arp 228 consists of the brightest galaxy, right in the center, which is IC 162 and the smaller galaxy, MCG+2-5-39, just below and to the left.  The other galaxies in the field are not part of the Arp.

A detail image is included but it really doesn't show anything not seen in the larger images.  Click on the positive image to the left to see a full size image of the field.  There are many small galaxies, some quite unusual themselves.

Atlas Image

 

              

  10-inch Newtonian, SBIG ST2000XM, 24 minutes
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