Celestial Atlas
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PGC 59804 (= PGC 59864, and with
PGC 59862 = Arp 32)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBm pec) in Draco (RA 17 13 07, Dec +59 19 24)

One of a pair of interacting galaxies (with PGC 59862), collectively known as Arp 32, an S- or Integral-sign shaped spiral galaxy. That classification was an error caused by the two galaxies appearing as if a single galaxy on Arp's plate. However, they are still an interesting pair, as shown in the images below. Based on a recessional velocity of 1170 km/sec, about 50 million light years away. Given that and an apparent size of 1.3 by 0.45 arcmin, PGC 59804 is about 20 thousand light years across.

SDSS image of the pair of spiral galaxies (PGC 59804 and PGC 59864) that comprise Arp 32
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of Arp 32
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the pair
SDSS image of region near the pair of spiral galaxies (PGC 59804 and PGC 59864) that comprise Arp 32

PGC 59862 (with
PGC 59804 = Arp 32)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type IB) in Draco (RA 17 13 10, Dec +59 19 56)

One of a pair of interacting galaxies (with PGC 59804, which see for images of the pair), collectively known as Arp 32, an S- or Integral-sign shaped spiral galaxy. That classification was an error caused by the two galaxies appearing as if a single galaxy on Arp's plate. However, they are still an interesting pair. Based on a recessional velocity of 1155 km/sec, PGC 59862 is about 50 million light years away. Given that and an apparent size of 1.05 by 0.45 arcmin, it is about 15 thousand light years across.



PGC 59864 (=
PGC 59804, which see)
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