Arp 136

Gregg Ruppel

Hi all:

Arp 136 sits adjacent to a pair of 6th magnitude blue stars.  Its main component is NGC 5820 and is described by Arp as an "elliptical with nearby fragments".  NGC 5820 shows a "streamer" to its southeast, possibly related to the nearby NGC 5821.   A lot of fainter background galaxies dot the field:

Here is an inverted/cropped view:

Image data here:


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