Arp 96

  Arp 96 is in the class Spirals with Elliptical Galaxy companions on Arms.  The Atlas note was "faint diffuse counter arm, and arm leading to companion".  The N spiral is MCG+14-4-10 and the E galaxy to the south is MCG+14-4-11.  Notice the extended arms, especially in the negative image.  The galaxy near the N edge of the field on the E side is CGCG 370-4B. 

Arp 96 is the northernmost of the Arps, at 86 deg. 36 min.   You can observe it any time of year.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 27 minutes
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