Object name: IC1551
IC 1551 makes the previous posts galaxy NGC 765, at 250,000 light-years, seem a dwarf. IC 1551, located in Pisces at a distance of some 570,000 million light-years, is 421,000 light-years end to end thanks to its huge plume like arms. In fact, they are likely plumes. The core has two major orange parts and a smaller one as well as a complex blue object. The latter seems made of at least two star groups, one on the west much larger than the one on the east. All this would seem to indicate we have a major smashup in progress here with the cores "close" to merging. Unfortunately, it hasn't attracted the interest of any major scope so what is going on here is just my speculation that fits what we see. It was discovered by Stephane Javelle on November 12, 1903.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J00273551+0852388, 2MASX J00273551+0852392, AKARI J0027354+085234, CGCG 0025.0+0836, CGCG 409-016, IC 1551, IC1551, IRAS 00250+0836, IRAS F00249+0835, KIG 0022, KIG 0022:[VOV2007] 014, MCG +01-02-013, NSA 126986, NVSS J002735+085237, PB 05962, PGC 001700, UGC 00268, UZC J002735.4+085238, [HDL96] 409-036,