Friday, October 07, 2016

imaged NGC 2655 (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 2655 for me, aka Arp 225. A galaxy in Camelopardalis. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. Fascinating. It has an incredibly bright core, some dark material in the foreground, and a huge round halo. Is it a spiral? Is it an elliptical? It is a lenticular.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 2655 luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; left is east.

There is a faint oval fuzzy north-east of the bright star. Not identified in SkyTools.

South-south-east of the bright star, beyond the three or four little faint stars is a round lint ball. This is LEDA 2775547.

South-east of the NGC galaxy, slightly west of the four bright stars is a very faint round fuzz. LEDA 2775614.

Due west of the galaxy is a small round fuzzy. Not identified in SkyTools.

West-west-north I can see LEDA 2775979.

North-west of the main galaxy, nearby, I think I see a lot of small faint galaxies.


Wikipedia link: NGC 2655.

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