Object name: IC0065
IC 65 is a somewhat non-symmetrical spiral about 110 million light-years distant in the constellation of Andromeda north of the famous Andromeda galaxy, M31. It is classed as SAB(s)bc. Is it naturally unsymmetrical or is this the result of an encounter with another galaxy? It is a member of a very small, sparse group known as the IC 65 group. So sparse I can identify only one other member of the group in my image. That is [VH2008] J0101+4744. A very small dwarf galaxy to the northeast. Further southeast is [VH2008] J0100+4734 which I really wanted to know more about as it seems to consist of several condensations. Unfortunately, NED has no distance data and only an approximate position making it impossible to tell if it refers to all the parts or just some or even one of them. There is a larger member of the group out of the picture several minutes of arc above the top of my field. Not knowing it at the time I centered on IC 65 so missed it. The only other galaxy with distance data is MCG +08-03-003, the obvious elliptical galaxy to the northwest of IC 65. It, however, is much more distant at 630 million light-years. I found little on the field.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J01005540+4740552, 2MASX J01005543+4740551, 2MASXi J0100555+474054, AKARI J0100555+474050, CGCG 0058.0+4725, CGCG 551-004, IC 0065, IC0065, IRAS 00580+4724, IRAS F00580+4724, LGG 016:[G93] 003, MCG +08-03-005, NVSS J010055+474046, PGC 003635, UGC 00625, UZC J010055.6+474055,