Re: NGC 3169 and 3166

Bernard Miller


Exceptional image. Beautiful detail and color.


-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:42 PM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 3169 and 3166

Hi all:
NGC 3169 and 3166 are two interacting galaxies in Sextans; nearby just below them is NGC 3165 and near the bottom of the FOV is NGC 3156:
Somehow Arp missed this grouping. Just below NGC 3169 is the track of asteroid 1604 Tombaugh (thanks to Dan Crowson for ID).
1.3X crop showing the tidal streams:

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