Object name: ARP074
Arp 74/UGC 01626 is a pair of galaxies not far from Gamma Andromeda. Arp put it in his class for spirals with high surface brightness companions on their arm. Red-shift puts it about 240 thousands of light-years away. There is no redshift data that I could find for its companion Arp 074B. A note at NED reads: "Companion 0.75, 169, 0.20 x 0.15, interaction. The arms appear to join close to the companion." This dates back to a 1973 paper. I don't see the interaction they mention. The fact the two arms happen to appear to meet near the position of the other galaxy seems immaterial as to decide if they are interacting or not. Arp 074B doesn't appear distorted. If interacting the smaller galaxy should show more distortion than the larger yet shows no sign of any distortion. There's no redshift data on the little galaxy to help me decide if they are related or not. For now, I'm saying they aren't related.