Object name: HANNYS VOORWERP
Designation(s): HANNYS_VOORWERP, IC2497,
As you've probably noticed I like imaging things few others do. This one certainly falls into that category. Not only that it was just discovered last year. It appears unique in the universe. At least we know of nothing like it anyplace in the universe. Or so we thought when I wrote this -- I've since imaged two others. It is known simply as Hanny's Voorwerp. If you put voorwerp into a Dutch English dictionary it will tell you it means "object". But to those studying this voorwerp a more correct translation would be "What the #$(* is this?". Also, who is Hanny? The story is long so those that already know it can skip to the image. The rest of you might find the saga rather interesting.
Related Designation(s):2MASX J09410407+3443585, AKARI J0941044+344358, FIRST J094104.0+344358, GALEXASC J094104.22+344358.3 , GALEXMSC J094104.22+344358.6 , HANNYS VOORWERP, IC 2497, IC 2497:[RGJ2010] C1, IC2497, IRAS 09380+3457, IRAS F09380+3457, LEDA 165538, NPM1G +34.0168, NSA 136023, NVSS J094104+344356, SDSS J094104.11+344358.4,