Arp 260 is in the Irregular Clumps class and the Atlas note is "possibly lines
of faint condensations extending south". It is also cataloged as UGC 7230.
The western segment, which looks like a wiggly band, appears to be
at least four, maybe five, overlapping galaxies in the Atlas image.
Several of these can be seen in the 2x detail image below. The detail
image is a combined exposure of 44 minutes. I added a deep but very soft
image from the 2004 Texas Star Party to my much sharper recent image.
|10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 20 minutes|