Arp 38 (NGC 6412)

  Arp 38 is in the class Spirals with LSB Companions on Arms.  Although not easy to see, I believe that the LSB companion is the circular spot almost due north of the core, with a star on the south edge.  The Atlas note is "small ring in arm on N side, part of large ring on E side shows in H[alpha] only". 

Arp 38 is offset to the west side of the field because Megastar shows a large, faint galaxy called Kaz 146 about 9' east and a little south of the Arp.  I hoped to include it in the image.  It clearly does not exist, at least at that location and, according to NED, Kaz 146 is Arp 38. 

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 28 minutes
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