Arp 305 (NGC 4016 & 17)


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 24 minutes

  Arp 305 is another member of the class Double Galaxies.  The Atlas note says "segment breaking from arm of S gal., weak filaments reach to N gal., which has figure 8 loops".  The segment/filament is visible in the images above but is very faint.  The N galaxy is NGC 4016 and the S galaxy is NGC 4017.  The small galaxy NE of NGC 4016 is listed in the MAPS-NGP and BTS catalogs.

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