Arp 43 (IC 607)

  Arp 43 is in the class Spirals with LSB Companions on Arms.  I assume the LSB companion is the small one at the edge SSE of the core.  At first glance, it looks like a star.  The Atlas note mentions "one side of ring obscured or disrupted; other side has low S.B. comp.". 

The original image was taken under very poor conditions -- it was hazy, quite windy, and the Moon was only one day past Full.  Recently I added 20 minutes under excellent conditions.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 48 minutes, 9.8' x 13.7'
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