Arp 39 (NGC 1347)

  At last, a member of the Spirals with LSB Companions on Arms where the companion is obvious.  Arp 39 does not have a lot of clearly defined structure, even in the Atlas image, and this image shows about all there is to see.  The field is full of background galaxies, best seen in the negative image. 

The image is a combination of two images taken almost a year apart.  The second was a little sharper but the first was deeper.  The combination seems to show the best features of each.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 72 minutes
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