Arp 237

  Arp 237 is the merging pair right in the center; it is in the Appearance of Fission class.  Dr. Arp's Atlas note was "knot in arm as large, not quite as bright as nucleus".   The member on the right side of Arp 237 is UGC 5044 while the one on the left is MCG+2-24-14.  The nearly edge-on galaxy a couple of arc minutes WSW is CGCG 62-36.  All three, plus the small galaxy north of CGCG 62-36, make up Hickson Cluster 38.  The bright glow at the top of the field is from a 7th magnitude star just off the edge.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 56 minutes
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