Object name: UGC06912
Designation(s): UGC06912, UGC06931,
UGC 6912 and UGC 6931 are two interesting galaxies in Ursa Major about 3 degrees west of the double star M 40. Redshift puts them about 67-70 and 62 million light-years away. The difference is likely smaller than this indicates. They may be related in fact. I put UGC 6912 high to pick up both UGC 6931 and the rather "cute" galaxy cluster WHL J115556.3+575501 west of UGC 6931 at 2 billion light-years. NGC 6912 is classed by NED as S?. It certainly looks disturbed and would seem to deserve a pec label. I found virtually nothing on this one that attempts to explain how it ended up this way. Seems some sort of recent interaction must be involved. Did it involve UGC 6931? Or is it a merger in progress? Or something else?