Arp 64

  Arp 64 is the pretty little trio at the center of the field.  It is in the class Spirals with Small HSB Companions on Arms, and it has two.  One companion is at the north end of the strange arm with the 90 degree bend, and the other is at the end of the arm or tidal tail pointing due west.  The Atlas note confirms this, saying "both arms lead toward companions".  There are lots of other tiny galaxies in the field.  The southwest corner of this field contains a small portion, maybe 10%, of Abell Galaxy Cluster 1960.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 22 minutes
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