Arp 280 (NGC 3769 & A)

  Arp 280 is the last member of the Interacting Double Galaxies class.  The primary is NGC 3769 and the companion is 3769A.  The detail image is processed to show what is either a triple nucleus or two extremely large knots.  This aspect can't be seen in the Atlas image because it was processed to high contrast.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 20 minutes
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