Object name: NGC0974
Designation(s): NGC0974, NGC0969, NGC0970, NGC0971, NGC0978,
This is an image of a group of galaxies, including 6 NGC galaxies (4 entries in the catalog) and others in the field. The group is located in Triangulum about 200 million light-years away. At least the major galaxies are at that distance. Are they related? It appears two NGC 969 and NGC 974 may be interacting. NGC 969 is classed as S0 but appears to be a SB0 to me or maybe even SBa. It is obviously somewhat torn apart as stars are sprayed everywhere. NGC 974 is a ring type spiral with faint arms coming off of a rather football shaped ring. The western arm is rather well defined while the eastern one is a mess. It has a hint of a bar so is classed SAB(rs)b. Between these two is NGC 970 with consists of a pair of elliptical like galaxies in a common envelope. Is that the case or is one in front of the other with their star balls overlapping? There's no redshift data on this one so we don't even know if they are related to the first two. They certainly would fit Arp's classification for galaxies with the appearance of fission. In this case mitosis might be the better term.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J02342579+3257159, 2MASX J02340789+3256500, 2MASX J02342577+3257160, CGCG 0231.1+3244, CGCG 0231.2+3246, CGCG 0231.4+3245, CGCG 0231.8+3238, CGCG 505-010, CGCG 505-011, CGCG 505-015, CGCG 505-018, GALEXASC J023407.94+325647.7 , HDCE 0152 NED002, HDCE 0152 NED005, IRAS 02314+3243, IRAS F02313+3243, KIG 0107:[VOV2007] 049, KPG 071, LDCE 0176 NED014, LDCE 0176 NED017, LGG 066:[G93] 002, LGG 066:[G93] 003, MCG +05-07-008, MCG +05-07-009, MCG +05-07-012, NGC 0969, NGC 0970, NGC 0971, NGC 0974, NGC 0978, NGC0969, NGC0970, NGC0971, NGC0974, NGC0978, NPM1G +32.0104, NVSS J023425+325707, PGC 009781, PGC 009786, PGC 009802, UGC 02039, UGC 02049, USGC U134 NED02, USGC U134 NED04, UZC J023408.0+325649, UZC J023425.9+325715, UZC-CG 036 NED01, UZC-CG 036 NED02, WBL 077-002, WBL 077-003, WBL 077-004, WBL 077-005,