Arp 309 (NGC 942 & 943)

  Arp 309 is a member of the Double Galaxies class.  The Atlas note says "peculiar absorption ring, possibly broken".  I'm not able to see the absorption structure in my image.  The N galaxy is NGC 943 and the S one is NGC 942.  Note the faint tail pointing N from NGC 943 and the stubby tail to the S of NGC 942.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 20 minutes
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