Arp 263 (NGC 3239)
Arp 263 is in the Irregular Clumps class, and the Atlas note says "diffuse outer
filaments, bright knots inside". This is certainly a fascinating object.
Arp 263 is also NGC 3239 but there are a number of other galaxies in the field.
All but one of the prominent ones are in the CGCG. Starting at the
southeast corner, we find CGCG 94-46, then just east of the Arp is 94-42, due
north of the Arp is 94-40, about 2' northeast of that is 94-43 and, finally
about 3' east, close to the north edge, we see 94-45. The only significant
galaxy not in the CGCG is the one in the center of the north edge -- it's in the
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