Object name: ARP131
Arp 131 belongs in Arp's category for elliptical and elliptical-like galaxies close to and perturbing spirals. It is located on the western border of Eridanus. Arp made no comment about this galaxy pair. The southern "elliptical like" galaxy is MCG -03-08-025. NED classes it as an Sa spiral seen nearly edge on. If so it seems to lack a dust lane. Redshift data puts it at about 356 million light-years from us. Well, Arp did say "elliptical like". The companion is MCG -03-08-026. It is an obvious spiral though NED doesn't attempt to classify it. Nor does it have a redshift value for it. The one note at NED says the two are interacting. It appears that MCG -03-08-026 may have interacted with something. But MCG -03-08-025 shows no sign of distortion so are they really interacting? I'd like a redshift measurement before trying to answer that question. For now, I'll say I'm not convinced they are a true interacting pair.