Re: NGC 2685 - Arp 336


MJ Post
 

Nice capture, Gregg. I think this is the first polar ring galaxy I've seen. Are other such galaxy's rings typically blue?

MJ

On 02/12/2021 11:45 AM Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@gmail.com> wrote:


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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