Re: NGC 2685 - Arp 336


Brian Ottum
 

Good job on a small but fascinating object. I did not realize how small that galaxy is.

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 1:46 PM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 2685 - Arp 336

Hi all:

NGC 2685, also Arp 336, is a polar ring galaxy in Ursa Major. It is sometimes referred to as the Helix Galaxy or the Pancake Galaxy:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2685-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2685-LRGBcrop.jpg

LRGB, 4.8 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico

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Gregg
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