NGC 6285 is the smaller galaxy located to the upper left of NGC 6286. NGC 6285 is classified as SO-a and is thought to be forming a polar ring. NGC 6286 is classified as Sb/P (note the faint dust band crossing the galaxy at an extreme angle).
Recent studies by Shalyapina, et.al. suggest that it is not forming a polar ring but instead is a "super wind galaxy" still reacting to the close encounter with its' neighbor.
Surface brightness for both galaxies is mag. 15.