Arp 299 (NGC 3690 & IC 694)
Arp 299 is in the class Double Galaxies. The Atlas note is "bright
internal knots". Arp 299 is the large, bright, swirling complex of
galaxies just SW of center. Arp 296 is also part of this field; see page
for Arp 296. The eastern component of Arp 299 is NGC 3690E while the
western component is NGC 3690W. The bright spot in the outer envelope, NW
of the double nucleus, is IC 694.
This image was taken at the 2007 Texas Star Party.
|Celestron CG9 1/4, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes|