Object name: ARP248
Arp 248 or Wild's Triplet, named for the British born Australian astronomer (John) Paul Wild, is a triplet of interacting galaxies whose redshift puts them about 250 million light-years from us and is in western Virgo. Most sources say they are connected by bridges of stars. I'm not quite sure I agree. I really see little hint of a bridge between the left two Yes, there is a hint of a vertical bar of debris but it seems to just over-run the tidal arm of the northern galaxy without actually merging with it. The obvious tidal streamer from the middle one to the western one seems to overrun the western galaxy rather than connect to it. The tidal arm of the eastern galaxy seems to ignore its presence indicating none of its stars are involved. The streamers could lie in front of or behind the companions.