Arp 8 (NGC 497)

  Arp 8 is a beautiful and complex spiral in a field full of tiny galaxies.  While none of them are named in the familiar catalogs, NED indicates that there are over 100 galaxies within a 5 arc minute radius.  Arp 8 is another of the Split Arm class.

Atlas Image

 10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 30 minutes
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