Arp 288 (NGC 5221 and 22)


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 20 minutes

  Arp 288 is in the class of Double Galaxies with Wind Effects.  The Atlas note says "streamers in both directions from edge of spiral".  The N spiral is NGC 5221 while the elliptical pair to the S is NGC 5222.  The NGC does not separate the S pair but they are given designations of VV 315a and VV 315c in the Vorontsov-Velyaminov catalog.  In this catalog, NGC 5221 is VV 315b.  The tiny patch of galactic material SE of NGC 5222, touching the star, is considered a "wisp" or detached segment.

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