Arp 67

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 50 minutes

  Arp 67 is another of the Spirals with HSB Companions on Arms class.  The obvious companion is the bright one directly south of the core but there is another one just east of the first, on a very faint and tenuous arm.  The Atlas note says "comps. lie on inner and outer spiral arms".  The primary is a beautiful barred spiral and looks to me very much like a miniature version of Arp 9.  This image was taken on a spectacularly clear night and the field is just peppered with tiny galaxies.  There are certainly far more galaxies than stars.

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