Arp 279 (NGC 1253 & A)

  Arp 279 is another member of the Interacting Double Galaxies class.  The primary is NGC 1253 and the companion to the E is NGC 1253A.  Except for the large number of star-forming regions in the arms, NGC 1253 has remained fairly normal but 1253A is an extremely distorted galaxy.

This is one of my better Cookbook images, taken in 2003.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, Cookbook 245, 48 minutes
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