Object name: ARP260
Arp 260/UGC 7230 is a pair of interacting galaxies in southwest Coma Berenices a bit north of M98. They are thought to be about 340 million light-years distant. Arp put them in his classification Galaxies (not classifiable as S or E): Irregular Clumps. I suppose that refers to the two star clusters north of the core of the western (right) member. His comment on it reads: "Possible lines of faint condensations extending south." Does this refer to the large southern plume from the western member? The attached Sloan image seems to break it up into linear features.