Object name: NGC5600
NGC 5600 is a peculiar face on spiral galaxy in southern Bootes. Its distance by redshift is about 120 million light-years. However, there's no agreement on its distance by various Tully-Fisher measurements. They range from 110 to 350 million light-years with an average of about 230 million. Why this severe disagreement I was unable to discover. Assuming the redshift distance it is a bit less than 50,000 light-years across. Its structure is very weird. The CGCG says: "Blue, post-eruptive Sc with one pronounced spiral arm and several blue knots." I think I see two arms that sort of merge with one much fainter giving the one arm illusion. The bright blue knot directly west of the core in line with my label in the annotated image is listed by NED as a separate galaxy. But they give it virtually the same redshift as the galaxy making it just a star cloud though I suppose some could argue it is the core of something it is eating and that may account for its odd structure. Its strong blue color argues against this, however. It was discovered by William Herschel on April 17, 1784, and is in the second Herschel 400 observing program.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J14234952+1438193, 2MASX J14234954+1438194, AKARI J1423489+143824, ARK 449, CGCG 104-015, CGCG 1421.5+1452, HIPASS J1423+14, IRAS 14214+1451, IRAS F14214+1451, KUG 1421+148, MAPS-NGP O_441_0553886, MCG +03-37-013, NGC 5600, NGC5600, NSA 164921, NVSS J142349+143821, PGC 051422, SDSS J142349.51+143819.5, UGC 09220, USGC U621 NED01, UZC J142349.5+143820, UZC-CG 217 NED03, VIII Zw 410, [RHM2006] SFGs 073, [ZSK75] 1421.5+1452,