Arp 63 (NGC 2944)

  Arp 63 is yet another example of two Arps in one field.  Arp 63 is the little group in the center of the field, while the object about 3.5 arc minutes NNE is Arp 129.  Arp 63 is in Dr. Arp's class Spirals with Small HSB Companions on Arms.  There appear to be three galaxies involved, two almost fully merged and the one to the SE still in a tidal interaction. 

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes
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