Object name: ARP268
Designation(s): ARP268, HOLMBERGII,
Arp 268/Holmberg II is part of the M81 group and is located about 3 megaparsecs from us, about 10 million light years. It is classed as a Magellan type irregular galaxy. Arp classed it under "Galaxies (not classifiable as S or E); Irregular clumps. Being close and having blue giants up to 19th magnitude I was able to resolve many of its brighter stars and star clusters. Arp's comment: "Resolution of stars: Note linear loop of emission regions." I'm not sure how a loop could be called linear but I'm sure he is referring to that looping feature on the east side (left) of the galaxy. The CGPG catalog notes: "Large post-eruptive blue irregular with compact core and many knots." I'm not such what is considered the core of this guy. I can't say I see it in any image I looked at.
Related Designation(s):11HUGS 131, 2MASX J08190497+7043121, ARP 268, ARP268, CGCG 0814.1+7052, CGCG 331-034, CGPG 0814.1+7052, DDO 050, HIJASS J0818+70, Holmberg II, HOLMBERGII, IRAS 08140+7052, IRAS F08140+7052, KIG 0239, KUG 0814+708, LDCE 0842 NED002, LGG 176:[G93] 007, MCG +12-08-033, PGC 023324, SSTSL2 J081904.81+704311.7, UGC 04305, UZC J081912.7+704306, VII Zw 223, [MHH96] J081929+704222, [RC1] A0814, [RC2] A0813+70, [SPB93] 091,