Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
- Last Updated: 27 October 2013
REVIEW BY BILL PICKARD ON THE
ARP ATLAS OF PECULIAR GALAXIES, A Chronicle and Observer’s Guide
The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, a Chronicle and Observer’s Guide is unlike any atlas you may have looked at before. Yes, it has charts (27 including the key), but it features a collection of unusual galaxies the likes of which most people have never seen. Most of us have seen M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. And in fact, there are 10 other Messier objects in the Atlas. But M51 is only the tip of the iceberg, as it is a deformed galaxy with a companion on an arm. In the Atlas there are galaxies with “Counter-Tails, Rings, Jets, ‘Wind’ Effects, Plumes, Galaxy Chains, Single- and Multi- Armed Galaxies and other oddities”.
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