Celestial Atlas
PGC 68500 - 68999 ←PGC Objects: PGC 69000 - 69499 Link for sharing this page on Facebook→ PGC 69500 - 69999
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PGC 69253 (=
NGC 7314 = Arp 14)
A magnitude 11.0 spiral galaxy (type SAB(rs)bc?) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 35 46.2, Dec -26 03 02)
For anything else see NGC 7314

PGC 69293 (=
Arp 3)
A magnitude 12.9 spiral galaxy (type SA(s)m) in Aquarius (RA 22 36 35.0, Dec -02 54 25)
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 1690 km/sec (and H0 = 70 km/sec/Mpc), Arp 3 is about 75 to 80 million light years away, in good agreement with a single redshift-independent distance estimate of about 75 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 2.4 by 2.15 arcmin (from the images below), it is about 55 thousand light years across.
Arp Atlas Designation: 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, with the note "low surface brightness dwarf".
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 69253, also known as Arp 3
Above, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on PGC 69253
Below, a 2.4 arcmin wide SDSS image of the galaxy
SDSS image of spiral galaxy PGC 69253, also known as Arp 3
Celestial Atlas
PGC 68500 - 68999 ←PGC Objects: PGC 69000 - 69499→ PGC 69500 - 69999