Celestial Atlas
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PGC 69253 (=
NGC 7314 = Arp 14)

PGC 69293 (=
Arp 3)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SA(s)m) in Aquarius (RA 22 36 35.0, Dec -02 54 25)

Based on a recessional velocity of 1690 km/sec, Arp 3 is about 80 million light years away, in good agreement with a redshift-independent distance estimate of 75 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 2.4 by 2.0 arcmin, it is about 55 thousand light years across. The galaxy is one of six chosen by Halton Arp for his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as an example of spiral galaxies of low surface brightness, hence its designation as Arp 3.

SDSS image of spiral galaxy PGC 69253, also known as Arp 3
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of PGC 69293
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 69253, also known as Arp 3
Celestial Atlas
PGC 68500 - 68999 ←     PGC Objects: PGC 69000 - 69499     → PGC 69500 - 69999