Arp 256

  Arp 256 is the last member of the class Appearance of Fission.  The larger member to the north is MCG -2-1-52 and the one to the south is MCG -2-1-51.The Atlas note says "resolution into knots.  Note small ragged galaxy W of pair.  Radio source M100-10 is 7' S".  My image scale is just too small to show much of that, even in the 2X detail, but it does show the broad tail heading west from the southern galaxy better than the Atlas image. 

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 23 minutes
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