Arp 239 (NGC 5278 & 79)

  Arp 239 is the very pretty little pair about halfway to the left edge.  It was offset to include the galaxy in the southwest corner.  The Atlas note is "smaller galaxy is fairly symmetrical spiral". The right-hand member of Arp 239 is NGC 5278 while the one on the left is NGC 5279.  The edge-on galaxy in the center of the field is MCG +9-22-94 and the larger galaxy below it is UGC 8871.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 25 minutes
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