Arp 6 Bear Paw galaxy
Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:37 PM
The Bear Paw (NGC 2537) is 26 million lightyears away and the little spiral to the left is about 500 mly farther out. (Info stolen from RickJ's post of the same object in '08. Thanks Rick.)
Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:54 PM
That is cool Mike! I have not heard of that one!
Same here--I learned something new tonight! Thanks for sharing that image, Mike.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:06 PM
Does look more like a nebula than a galaxy. Some theories are it's two or more dwarf galaxies in the process of merging.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:41 PM
How do you like that book? Was looking at it yesterday on a visit to Powells - they have a HUGE selection of astro books and I had terrible difficulty making up my mind... couldn't so I left to think for a few days. Other candidate was a book on optics.
BTW - if anyone interested I have a link one of H. Arp's papers
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:05 PM