Object name: ARP034
Designation(s): ARP034, NGC4613, NGC4614, NGC4615,
While this is a nice trio of galaxies Arp 34 is only NGC 4615 the big blue one as it is classed by Arp as: Spiral Galaxies, Integral sign. To me, none of his integral sign galaxies are all that close to the appearance of the sign. To me, this one looks more like an upside down double stinger scorpion. I think he was mainly interested in the long drawn out arms. In this case NGC 4615 is a starburst galaxy as indicated not only by its vivid blue color but also by its intense IR emission indicating there are far more stars being born in this galaxy but they are hidden behind their dusty cocoons which emit strongly in IR light as that's the only frequency that can escape the dust. Its official classification is Scd. The other two galaxies are NGC 4614 the odd barred spiral with two arms that seem to form a near perfect ring. Note that on the SW side a faint outer arm is visible. NED classes it as SB0. NGC 4613 is the smallest of the three and is classed as Sa by NED and a lenticular galaxy (S0) by a note at NED. Sa seems to better fit my image. All three are located about 230 million light-years away and do form a true group. which, if either, caused the distortions in NGC 4615 and threw it into starburst no one sees to know. Neither seems all that distorted as you'd expect after such an encounter. Maybe it was yet another galaxy out of my field. Arp 34 as well as the other two NGC galaxies in the image, 4613 and 4614, were discovered by Heinrich d,Arrest on May 9, 1864.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J12412893+2605189, 2MASS J12413145+2602335, 2MASS J12413731+2604221, 2MASX J12412891+2605184, 2MASX J12413143+2602333, 2MASX J12413730+2604223, 2MFGC 09987, AKARI J1241374+260416, ARP 034, ARP034, ASK 666953.0, ASK 666957.0, CGCG 1239.0+2618, CGCG 1239.0+2621, CGCG 1239.1+2620, CGCG 129-015, CGCG 129-016, CGCG 129-018, ECO 03678, ECO 03679, ECO 03680, GALEXASC J124128.92+260519.0 , GALEXMSC J124128.99+260518.1 , HOLM 439A, HOLM 439B, HOLM 439C, IRAS 12391+2620, IRAS F12391+2620, KPG 348A, KPG 348B, KTG 45A, KTG 45B, KTG 45C, KUG 1239+263A, KUG 1239+263B, LDCE 0911 NED002, MAPS-NGP O_378_0024011, MCG +04-30-011, MCG +04-30-012, MCG +04-30-013, MRK 0780, NGC 4613, NGC 4614, NGC 4615, NGC4613, NGC4614, NGC4615, NGP9 F378-0025009, NGP9 F378-0025038, NGP9 F378-0025102, NSA 119932, NSA 119934, NSA 162251, NVSS J124128+260521, NVSS J124131+260236, NVSS J124137+260423, PGC 042570, PGC 042573, PGC 042584, RSCG 64:[WBJ2013] A, RSCG 64:[WBJ2013] B, RSCG 64:[WBJ2013] C, SDSS J124128.94+260518.9, SDSS J124131.46+260233.5, SDSS J124131.47+260233.5, SDSS J124131.47+260233.6, SDSS J124137.31+260422.1, SDSS J124137.32+260422.1, SDSS-g-bar-0486, SDSS-g-fon-1344, SDSS-i-bar-0453, SDSS-i-fon-1254, SDSS-r-bar-0441, SDSS-r-fon-1324, SSTSL2 J124128.93+260519.0, SSTSL2 J124131.45+260233.7, SSTSL2 J124137.30+260422.2, UGC 07851, UGC 07852, UGC 07852 NOTES01, USGC U499 NED01, USGC U499 NED02, USGC U499 NED03, UZC J124129.0+260519, UZC J124131.5+260234, UZC J124137.4+260422, UZC-CG 174 NED01, UZC-CG 174 NED02, UZC-CG 174 NED03, WAS 60, WBL 419-001, WBL 419-002, WBL 419-003, [BDG98] J124129.0+260518, [BDG98] J124131.5+260235, [BDG98] J124137.3+260417, [DFO95] 028, [DFO95] 029, [DFO95] 030, [M98j] 179 NED01, [M98j] 179 NED02, [OYS2015] J190.38112+26.04266 , [TTL2012] 344160, [TTL2012] 344163, [WGB2006] 123900+26180_a, [WGB2006] 123900+26180_b, [WGB2006] 123900+26180_c,