Object name: UGC05600
Designation(s): UGC05600, UGC05609,
UGC 5600 is a very strange, possibly polar ring galaxy in northern Draco about 130 million light-years distant. It is classed as S0? by NED and is surrounded by a faint ring. It also has a faint red linear feature going east and west through its inner region that doesn't reach the faint outer blue ring. I think this feature isn't real but an artifact of my limited resolution blending in foreground stars. There are two main papers on this one and they don't agree. One says "This galaxy shows optical emission in a large, diffuse face-on outer ring as well as in the inner, narrow, and apparently edge-on ring that is perpendicular to the position angle of the central object." That fits my description of the faint outer ring and the linear red feature. But a later paper says: "This system appears morphologically complex; it is interacting with a close companion (UGC 5609) of similar size that lies only 1 arcmin (~14 kpc) away. Two other companions of similar redshift are also nearby. Because of the interaction, it does not have a typical polar-ring morphology. A thin extension, perhaps an edge-on inner ring, appears in the north-south direction, while an outer ring, with the same orientation but rounder (maybe less inclined with respect to the sky) surrounds the galaxy." This says the two features are both oriented north-south. I see no such edge-on inner ring". Nor do I see it in the SLOAN image. But then I don't see the east-west feature either! I'm confused.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J10241004+7837440, 2MASS J10242220+7836327, 2MASX J10241008+7837442, 2MASX J10242221+7836332, AKARI J1024105+783745, CGCG 1019.5+7852, CGCG 1019.8+7851, CGCG 350-051, CGCG 350-052, CGCG 351-020, CGCG 351-021, IRAS 10192+7852, IRAS F10192+7852, KPG 232A, KPG 232B, MCG +13-08-016a, MCG +13-08-016b, NPM1G +78.0034, NVSS J102410+783743, PGC 030491, PGC 030510, PRC B-11, UGC 05600, UGC 05609, UGC05600, UGC05609, UZC J102409.8+783744, UZC J102423.0+783631, VV 330a, VV 330b, WN B1019.2+7852,