Arp 54

  Arp 54 is a member of the class Spirals with Small HSB Companions on Arms.  It's the largest galaxy in this field, about halfway up to the north edge.  It has a bright knot at the end of the west arm and a fairly large companion about 30' further southwest, halfway to the star.  The Atlas note mentions "arm toward companion split, contains nodule".  There are a lot of tiny galaxies scattered throughout the field.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes
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