Re: NGC 2685 - Arp 336

Dan Crowson

There's a lot of good stuff in this one. It would make for a good image with a big scope and a lot of time.

Dan Crowson
Dardenne Prairie MO

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From: [] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 2685 - Arp 336

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

On 02/12/2021 11:45 AM Gregg Ruppel <> 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:

1.3X crop:

LRGB, 4.8 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico

Clear skies,

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