Arp 302

  Arp 302 is in the class Double Galaxies.  The N member is MCG+4-35-19 and the spiral on the S end is MCG+4-35-18.  Together they are cataloged as UGC 9618.  There is a lot of delicate spiral structure in -18 that is visible in the Atlas image.  My resolution is not adequate to show it well.

There are seven small galaxies scattered around the field that are listed in the Mitchell Anonymous catalog.  The pair right at the N edge of the field it especially interesting as it looks like they might be interacting.  They are both listed in NED but no redshifts are shown.  There is a galaxy cluster centered close to this pair  but I have not tried to research which galaxies in the area might be included.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 25 minutes
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