Object name: ARP128
Arp 128/UGC827 is a pair of galaxies in Pisces, near M74. Arp considered them interacting, putting them into his class: Elliptical and elliptical-like galaxies close to and perturbing spirals. The elliptical has a redshift that puts it 496 million light-years away while the barred spiral is listed at a redshift of 563 million light years. This is a bit large difference for related galaxies but not impossible. Still, I was ready to say no relation until I further stretched the image and those two linear features just above the spiral appeared. Fortunately, this is in the SDSS survey. Their image shows the same feature but blurred into one broad feature rather than two narrow ones. I don't know why the difference. What are they? I found nothing in the literature about this oddity. It doesn't show in Arp's photo with the 200". If anyone finds something on them please let me know. For now, I'll have to agree with those saying these two are interacting due to the odd apparent debris above the western member.