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:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc5820-LRGB.jpg

Here is an inverted/cropped view:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/Arp--136_InvCrop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/Arp136.html

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Clear skies,


Gregg
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