Arp 61

  Arp 61 is the galaxy grouping about 2 arc minutes west of center.  Arp 61 is in the class Spirals with Small HSB Companions on Arms, and the Atlas note says "one arm leads to companion".  The NE member -- actually two galaxies cataloged under one number -- is MCG+012-55 and the SW galaxy is MCG+0-12-53.  The larger galaxy toward the E side of the field is UGC 3105.

The 3x detail image shows some structure that can't be seen in the other image presentations.

This is a new image replacing a very poor one from 2004.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 25 minutes
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