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Arp286

31 December 1969

Arp286

Arp 286 in Virgo has 3 prominent galaxies and is a beautiful group. NGC 5566 is the largest of the 3 at 6.6 x 2.3 arc min NGC 5569, the smallest at 1.7 x 1.6 arc min. The 3rd, NGC 5560 is 3.6 x 0.9 arc min, is the most distorted by it's interaction with NGC 5566. NGC 5566 seems to have some distortion as well. Hal Arp thought a connection between the two was not visible but it has been suggested that there may be a faint connection from the tip of NGC 5560 to the core of NGC 5566.

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