Arp 88

  Arp 88 is one of three Arps in this image.  It is the extremely tiny galaxy about 1 minute from the west (right) edge, about 1/4 the way down from the top.  The literature puts its size as 0.4' x 0.2.  The large pair a little north and west of center is Arp 119 and the small group down in the southeast corner is Arp 48.  Arp 88 is in the class Spirals with Large HSB Companions on Arms.  The Atlas notes are fairly cryptic, consisting of "incipient spiral in arm."  The Atlas image shows a surprising amount of detail but my image scale results in almost nothing being visible in the full image.  The 3x enlarged view below shows a bit more but this object really needs a scale like Dr. Arp's, or the Hubble's.

Atlas Image


  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 69 minutes
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