Object name: ARP293
Designation(s): ARP293, NGC6285, NGC6286,
ARP 293 is a pair of interacting galaxies, NGC 6285 (right) and NGC 6286 in the constellation of Draco. A tidal bridge between the two is barely visible in my image. The northern galaxy is classed as S0 pec. There seems too much fragmentation and tidal plumes for me to tell what it was before the interaction. The southern galaxy is considered an edge on Sb spiral. Both appear to be LINER galaxies. Redshift puts them about 250 million light-years distant. Some sources say NGC 6286 (southern galaxy) is a forming polar ring galaxy. Certainly, it has an odd half ring tidal feature that is well out of its plane of rotation. Also, its eastern arm appears nearly severed from the core with a brightening at the very end of this lopped off arm. This may be a foreshortened bright arm arc. Arp classed it under Group Character: Wind effects. His comment about it was: "Companion NW. Diffuse arc south-following brighter galaxy." Apparently referring to the same feature some see as the start of a polar ring feature. This may also be the "wind effect" he refers to.
Related Designation(s):1RXS J165831.9+585606, 2MASS J16582401+5857215, 2MASS J16583140+5856114, 2MASX J16582401+5857212, 2MASX J16583138+5856102, 2MASXi J1658240+585721, 2MASXi J1658316+585614, 2MFGC 13585, 2XMM J165823.8+585722, 2XMMp J165823.6+585720, 6C B165745.0+590037, 7C 1657+5900, 87GB 165744.7+590042, 87GB[BWE91] 1657+5900, 8C 1657+589, AKARI J1658312+585615, ARP 293, ARP 293 NED01, ARP 293 NED02, ARP293, CGCG 1657.6+5903, CGCG 1657.8+5902, CGCG 299-037, CGCG 299-040, GALEXASC J165823.92+585720.7 , GALEXASC J165831.51+585611.1 , IRAS 16577+5900, IRAS F16577+5900, IRAS F16577+5900SE, ISOSS J16585+5855, KAZ 111, LDCE 1228 NED001, LDCE 1228 NED002, MCG +10-24-081, MCG +10-24-084, NGC 6285, NGC 6286, NGC 6286 N, NGC 6286 S, NGC 6286N, NGC 6286S, NGC6285, NGC6286, NVSS J165823+585721, NVSS J165831+585615, PGC 059344, PGC 059352, PRC C-51, SBS 1657+590, SBS 1657+590A, SBS 1657+590B, SSTSL2 J165824.02+585721.4, TXS 1657+590, UGC 10647, UZC J165824.1+585722, UZC J165831.7+585615, UZC-CG 252 NED01, UZC-CG 252 NED03, WN B1657+5900, [DJ2011] 19, [DJ2011] 20, [SLK2004] 1309, [WB92] 1657+5900, [WZX98] 16577+5900A, [WZX98] 16577+5900B,