Object name: NGC4567

Designation(s): NGC4567, NGC4568, NGC4564,

The pair of galaxies at the bottom of the image are NGC 4567 (top) and NGC 4568 (bottom). The other galaxy is NGC 4564. The pair is known as the Siamese twins and also known as the butterfly galaxies it is about 60 million miles away and part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. They are named the Siamese Twins because they appear to be connected. Though the lack of major tidal distortion indicates this is more an alignment artifact than they are really colliding. The strong dust lane that separates them would indicate they are close to each other, however. How far they are apart really is as yet unknown.

(Edit: This was a very early image from 2007 when I wrote little about them. I need to research this image as I do more modern ones. For now, I\'ll just add that that the twins were discovered by William Herschel on March 15, 1784. I was surprised that neither are in either of the H400 programs. NGC 4564 was discovered by Herschel the same night as the twins. It didn\'t make either program either. Either seeing was poor this night or my technique back then was poor. The image needs to be taken again. Seligman says NGC The pair of galaxies at the bottom of the image are NGC 4567 (top) and NGC 4568 (bottom). The other galaxy is NGC 4564. The pair is known as the Siamese twins and also known as the butterfly galaxies it is about 60 million miles away and part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. They are named the Siamese Twins because they appear to be connected. Though the lack of major tidal distortion indicates this is more an alignment artifact than they are really colliding. The strong dust lane that separates them would indicate they are close to each other, however. How far they are apart really is as yet unknown.

(Edit: This was a very early image from 2007 when I wrote little about them. I need to research this image as I do more modern ones. For now, I\'ll just add that that the twins were discovered by William Herschel on March 15, 1784. I was surprised that neither are in either of the H400 programs. NGC 4564 was discovered by Herschel the same night as the twins. Seligman says NGC 4567 and NGC 4567 are SA(rs)bc galaxies/. He classifies NGC 4564 as E6???. It didn\'t make either program either. Seeing was poor this night (April 22, 2007) or my technique back then was poor. The image needs to be taken again.)

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=1x10\', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

Alternate Designation(s): 2MASS J12362699+1126217, 2MASS J12363270+1115288, 2MASS J12363428+1114197, 2MASX J12362699+1126215, 2MASX J12363270+1115283, 2MASX J12363429+1114190, ACSVCS 022, AKARI J1236345+111420, ALFALFA 3-323, ASK 386424.0, ASK 386432.0, CGCG 070-186, CGCG 070-188, CGCG 070-189, CGCG 1233.9+1143, CGCG 1234.0+1131, CGCG 1234.0+1132, CXO J123626.9+112621, CXO J123626.99+112621.6, EVCC 0937, EVCC 0938, EVCC 2180, GALEXASC J123627.01+112621.1 , GALEXMSC J123627.15+112620.9 , HDCE 0720 NED167, HDCE 0720 NED168, HDCE 0720 NED169, HOLM 427A, HOLM 427B, KPG 347A, KPG 347B, LDCE 0904 NED198, LDCE 0904 NED199, LDCE 0904 NED200, LGG 285:[G93] 023, LGG 285:[G93] 024, LGG 289:[G93] 018, MAPS-NGP O_496_0097105, MCG +02-32-150, MCG +02-32-151, MCG +02-32-152, NGC 4564, NGC 4564:[L2011a] X0001, NGC 4567, NGC 4568, NGC4564, NGC4567, NGC4568, NSA 066785, NSA 141703, NSA 162105, NVSS J123634+111425, PGC 042051, PGC 042064, PGC 042069, SDSS J123626.98+112621.2, SDSS J123632.70+111528.7, SDSS J123632.71+111528.8, SDSS J123634.26+111419.9, SDSS J123634.26+111420.0, Siamese Twins NED01, Siamese Twins NED02, SSTSL2 J123626.94+112621.0, SSTSL2 J123634.33+111420.7, UGC 07773, UGC 07776, UGC 07777, USGC U490 NED95, UZC J123627.0+112621, UZC J123632.8+111528, UZC J123634.3+111417, VCC 1664, VCC 1673, VCC 1676, VPC 1050, VPC 1058, VPC 1064, VV 219a, VV 219b, [BEC2010] HRS 214, [BEC2010] HRS 215, [BEC2010] HRS 216, [FCJ2006] 022, [M98j] 174 NED171, [M98j] 174 NED172, [M98j] 174 NED173, [PJC2008] 022, [PJY2015] 588017569236910086 , [RG2008] J189.11243+11.43925 , [RG2008] J189.13628+11.25799 , [RG2008] J189.14277+11.23888 , [TH2002] 011, [TH2002] 013, [TH2002] 017, [TH2002] 018,