NGC 3981 (Arp 289, "double galaxy with wind effects") is the disrupted spiral in the lower right quadrant; there is some dispute as to whether it is a double galaxy:
NGC 4027 (Apr 22, "one-armed spiral with companion") is in the upper left quadrant; the companion is 4027a just to the south. The bright blue star is SAO 157042, magnitude 5.3.
NGC 3981 1.3X crop:
NGC 4027 1.3X crop:
LRGB, 11.6 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico.
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Great work once again, Gregg! I particularly enjoy the wispy tidal arms you captured coming off NGC 3981.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On 04/03/2021 12:46 PM Gregg Ruppel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: