Arp 266 (NGC 4861)

  Arp 266 is in the Irregular Clumps class and the Atlas note says "resolution into knots, bright knot at S end".  The knots are easily visible.  It would be easy to mistake this object for a comet.  The bright core(?) at the S end is additionally cataloged as MRK 59.  The nearly edge-on galaxy just over 6' SE of MRK 59 is listed in the Mitchell Anonymous and MAPS-NGP catalogs.  The galaxy right at the E edge of the field is PGC 44646, and is listed in a number of other catalogs.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 44 minutes
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