Object name: UGC05272

Designation(s): UGC05272,

UGC 5272 is a rather small irregular galaxy of the Magellanic class. It is located about 36 million light-years distant. I measure its size at about 19,900 light-years if the redshift distance is correct. It has an apparent even smaller companion to its southwest, ASK 491420.0 which is only 3410 light-years in size assuming its redshift distance of 37 million light-years is correct.

I noticed a double galaxy with a long plume in the northeastern part of the image. It is a pair of interacting spiral galaxies. It is listed as 2MASX J09511248+3135377 at NED at a bit over 2 billion light-years. I measure its size including the long curving plume at 280,000 light-years. Ignoring the plume they are about 105,000 light-years across. The Sloan image can be seen here: http://skyservice.pha.jhu.edu/DR9/ImgCutout/getjpeg.aspx?ra=147.802156&dec=31.594127&scale=0.09903175&width=800&height=800&opt=&query=

One asteroid is in the image, a rather bright one in the lower right part of the image. See the annotated image for details.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10\", STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

Rick



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