Arp 298 (NGC 7469 & IC 5283)

  Arp 298 is the first member of the Double Galaxies class.  Arp's Atlas note says "absorption, knots.  Note apparent re-entrant spiral arm on southern galaxy".  The large primary in the center of the field is NGC 7469.  The companion is IC 5283.  The tail extending NW from IC 5283 is actually more obvious in this image than in the Atlas image, probably due to the different color sensitivity of the film and the CCD.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 19 minutes
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