Object name: ARP316
I was going through all my Arp images trying to get them organized. I found some of my very early ones, back when I was just taking interesting galaxies and paying no attention to the Arp catalog, were very poorly processed. This one is one of them. Arp 316 consists of 3 galaxies NGC 3187, NGC 3190 and NGC 3193 and is located between two stars of the sickle of Leo. NGC 3185 is part of the Hickson 44 group but apparently not part of Arp 316. Arp classifies it under "Group Character: Groups of galaxies. A redundant classification. Reminds me of when I was in college working for an accounting firm. Bookkeeping was done by IBM punch cards on a mechanical rather than computer system. The firm with the equipment forced all users to the same expense categories. There were 9 possible classifications in three levels defined by the numbers 1-9. Each refined the previous category. 9 was Other, 9 under that was Miscellaneous and 9 under that was Misc. I was told that I could never use account 999 for obvious reasons. So they did Arp one better with redundant classes.