Object name: ARP161
Arp 161/UGC 6665 is thought to be a merger of two spiral galaxies located in western Virgo almost on the Leo border. It is about 270 million light-years distant. Arp put it in his class of galaxies with diffuse elements. An obvious reference to its cone-shaped jet/plume. Arp's comment "Faint, diffuse material extends away from neck." Several sources seem to see the bright region at the "neck" as Arp calls it, as a jet with the plume extending from it. While the night I took this was awful with resolution of only about 3.5" of arc or worse, the "jet" is really two point sources, better seen in the Sloan image. Also better seen in the Sloan image is the spiral structure of the galaxy. It was blurred out of existence by the horrid seeing I experienced the night I took my image. The plume appears the result of the merger and there is no "jet". The lower of the two star-like objects is shown at NED to be a 20th magnitude star on the Sloan survey. The upper, brighter object isn't listed at NED. Likely, it too is just a star in our galaxy confounding the issue. Arp had even worse seeing than I did so his image is of even less help here. Odd to out resolve the 200" scope when I'm having a bad night. Arp must have been desperate that night. I know the feeling.
Related Designation(s):2dFGRS N377Z216, 2MASX J11421225+0020036, 2PIGG NGPGAL B+3.05276+0.01067, AKARI J1142118+002003, ARK 312, ARP 161, ARP161, ASK 374271.0, CGCG 012-061, CGCG 1139.7+0037, ECO 01320, GALEXASC J114212.43+002002.9 , GALEXMSC J114212.43+002002.6 , GAMA J114212.33+002003.3, IRAS 11396+0036, IRAS F11396+0036, MCG +00-30-019, MRK 1304, NSA 001205, NVSS J114212+002003, PGC 036325, RESOLVE rs0547, SCHG 1139+006, SDSS J114212.26+002004.0, SDSS J114212.37+002002.5, SDSS J114212.38+002002.5, SDSS J114212.39+002002.6, SDSS J114212.40+002002.7, SHOC 343, UGC 06665, UM 448, UZC J114212.3+002003, [BKD2008] WR 013, [FNO2007] 0929, [MMJ2002] 292858, [THW2016] J175.5519+00.3342, [THW2016] T3-2767, [TTL2012] 053834,