There are people over on the imaging forums who are perfectly capable of making very deep images of this galaxy to get a better view at least of the morphology.
Here's another very interesting case because there is little doubt that the two objects are adjacent - the star-forming knots are identical in size and shape:
Red shift distance 95 million LY
Red shift distance 390 million LY
And you can add to this analysis. The companion galaxy is NGC 1232A and is morphologically an SBm type dwarf spiral. There are 12 of these galaxies with either Cepheid distances or in the Virgo cluster and Ursa Major cluster and with measured B-band isophotal diameters. The 12 SBm galaxies in question have a typical linear diamter of 6.8 +/- 3.5 kiloparsecs (kpc) with a range of 2.7kpc to 13.1kpc.
NGC 1232A would have a linear diamter of 23.3 kpc at its Hubble distance which then is 4.7 standard deviations above the mean. NGC 1232 has a distance of 17.4 Mpc from the Tully-Fisher relation. At this distance NGC 1232A would have a diameter of 4.4 kpc which falls nicely in the range of diameters for local SBm galaxies.
The same argument can be applied to the absolute magnitude of this galaxy. At the Hubble distance the absolute magnitude of NGC 1232A is -19.72 (B-band magnitude) - which is what is expected for a moderate sized spiral of Sa, Sb, and Sc types and is much too luminous for an SBm type spiral. A the NGC 1232 Tully-Fisher distance NGC 1232A would have an absolute magnitude of -16.10 which is in the normal range for dwarf galaxies such as SBm spirals.