Arp 333 or NGC 1024 is accompanied by several other galaxies in this image. In order of size, NGC 1029 and 1028 are next. At least 3 fainter galaxies can be seen. Note the thin circular arms that result in ARP333 being given the designation, "Unique".
Date and location - 2010-01-16 at the Domion Astrophysical Obervatory in Victoria, BC.
Conditions - 4.8 deg C with light wind and clear. Seeing fair.
Equipment - 1.8m Plaskett telescope.
Dave Balam, telescope operator
Sensor: E2V operating at -110°C with a 2x2 bin yielding 2302x1009 pixels
Exposure - 3x60s with r filter.
Processing - Flats applied at Plaskett. Final processing with Images Plus and photoshop.