Arp 252

  Arp 252 is in the Appearance of Fission class.  The only Atlas note is "radio source M109-19".  This is another object best known by its Arp number.  Note the granular appearance of the S arm, best seen in the 2x detail image.  Compare it with the smooth appearance of the N arm.  Also note the tail exiting the N component to the E and then sweeping N.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 49 minutes
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