Object name: IC0696

Designation(s): IC0696, IC0698, IC2857, IC2850, IC2853, IC2867, NGC3705,

FGC 1253 and IC 696 are a couple of the members of the WBL 334 galaxy group which is part of the much larger ZwCl 1126.3+0913 galaxy cluster. NED lists WBL 334 as consisting of 6 members though I find as many as 10 in my image. The Zwicky galaxy cluster is listed as being 73 minutes across (about 4 times the area of my field, and containing 213 members. No way that only consists of those about 300 million light-years distant as NED seems to be saying. There aren't that many galaxies total under a billion light-years in that area of the sky. I'm a bit mystified by that count. Seems every galaxy group catalog has a different name and galaxy count for the group ranging from 5 to 7. I identify 10 between 280 and 340 million light-years in the annotated image with two being somewhat questionable.

IC 696 has a somewhat red condensation along with expected blue star clusters. The slightly orange one is listed in NED as a separate galaxy. There's no direct spectroscopic measurement of its redshift so the listed redshift of 300 million light-years is only based on the other galaxies in the area. It may lie far beyond for all I know. Its color would indicate it is not a star cluster in the galaxy. IC 2850 is a rather white galaxy but on the eastern side, there's a blue object. Another elongated blue object running under the core of IC 2850. The blue object carries its own designation though NED says it is part of IC 2850. I suppose that's possible but the redshift is slightly different and it seems far too large to be a star cluster in the galaxy. I can't shake the idea this is two galaxies just starting to interact. NED however disagrees and they are the expert.

IC 2853 to the upper right has two long faint plumes or drawn out arms. The northern one turns back after going further north than the bright field star curving to the west (right). The southern arm seems straight with no bend. It would appear it has interacted with some other member of the group to create these elongated arms.

The big galaxy in the upper left corner, NGC 3705, appears so much larger mainly because it is closer. Assuming a distance of 60,000 light-years it is some 85,000 light-years across. A bit larger than average for a spiral galaxy. However, flat galaxy FGC 2857 is some 186,000 light-years across. Twice the size of NGC 3705. However face on IC 696 is 86,000 light-years across, about the same size of NGC 3705. IC 2853 with its huge plumes is the largest at a tad over 200,000 light-years.

IC 696 and IC 698 were discovered by Rudolf Spitaler on March 31, 1892. IC 2850, IC 2853, IC 2857 and IC 2867 were discovered by Max Wolf on March 27, 1906. NGC 2850 is the discovery of Édouard Stephan on March 22, 1882.

There are three asteroids that wormed their way into the image. Their details are listed in the annotated image. Two of the three have names. Asteroid Belkin was discovered by the Russian astronomer L. V. Zhuravleva in 1982. It's naming citation reads: "Anatoly Pavlovich Belkin (b. 1953) is a prominent modern Russian painter. His pictures are shown in famous Russian and Western museums and galleries." Asteroid Mitchella was discovered in Heidelberg by A. Bohrmann in 1937. Name Citation of asteroids discovered this long ago are not listed at the Minor Planet Center as they are protected by the copyright of a book, I don't have, on early asteroid names. Asteroid 2000 WZ8 was discovered in late 2000 by W. K. Y. Yeung at Desert Beaver wherever that is.

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

Related Designation(s):

2MASS J11281294+0903438, 2MASS J11281483+0908492, 2MASS J11283106+0906161, 2MASS J11283990+0905552, 2MASS J11290384+0906434, 2MASX J11281296+0903439, 2MASX J11281485+0908499, 2MASX J11283107+0906162, 2MASX J11283992+0905552, 2MASX J11290382+0906439, 2MASX J11300745+0916358, 2MFGC 08977, AGC 210354, AGC 210368, AKARI J1128148+090845, AKARI J1129036+090645, AKARI J1130072+091632, ALFALFA 5-520, ALFALFA 5-521, ALFALFA 5-523, ALFALFA 5-525, ALFALFA 5-526, ALFALFA 5-527, ALFALFA 5-534, ASK 271688.0, ASK 271690.0, ASK 271697.0, ASK 271699.0, ASK 271702.0, CGCG 067-082, CGCG 067-083, CGCG 067-085, CGCG 067-086, CGCG 067-087 NED02, CGCG 067-088, CGCG 067-093, CGCG 1125.6+0920, CGCG 1125.7+0925, CGCG 1125.9+0923, CGCG 1126.0+0922, CGCG 1126.4+0921 NED02, CGCG 1126.4+0923, CGCG 1127.5+0931, ECO 02134, ECO 02199, ECO 11697, ECO 12614, ECO 12625, ECO 12647, FGC 1253, GALEXASC J112903.85+090644.3 , HDCE 0626 NED014, HDCE 0649 NED001, HDCE 0649 NED002, HDCE 0649 NED003, HIPASS J1130+09, HIR J1130+0917, HOLM 257A, HOLM 257B, HOLM 257C, HOLM 257E, HOLM 257F, HOLM 257G, HOLM 259A, IC 0696, IC 0698, IC 2850, IC 2853, IC 2857, IC 2867, IC0696, IC0698, IC2850, IC2853, IC2857, IC2867, IRAS 11256+0920, IRAS 11256+0925, IRAS 11259+0922, IRAS 11264+0923, IRAS 11275+0933, IRAS F11256+0920, IRAS F11256+0925, IRAS F11264+0923, IRAS F11275+0933, LDCE 0778 NED043, LDCE 0813 NED002, LDCE 0813 NED003, LDCE 0813 NED004, MAPS-NGP O_493_0710080, MAPS-NGP O_493_0710356, MAPS-NGP O_493_0710859, MCG +02-29-030, MCG +02-29-031, MCG +02-29-033, MCG +02-29-034, MCG +02-29-035, MCG +02-29-039, Mr18:[BFW2006] 07629 NED01, Mr18:[BFW2006] 07629 NED03, Mr18:[BFW2006] 07629 NED04, Mr18:[BFW2006] 07629 NED05, Mr19:[BFW2006] 15516 NED01, Mr19:[BFW2006] 15516 NED03, Mr19:[BFW2006] 15516 NED04, Mr20:[BFW2006] 25336 NED02, Mr20:[BFW2006] 25336 NED03, NGC 3705, NGC3705, NSA 048504, NSA 048505, NSA 048506, NSA 048508, NSA 048509, NSA 139469, NSA 139552, NVSS J112814+090848, NVSS J112903+090642, PGC 035301, PGC 035302, PGC 035320, PGC 035332, PGC 035358, PGC 035364, PGC 035440, RFGC 2042, SDSS J112812.96+090344.1, SDSS J112814.86+090849.3, SDSS J112814.86+090849.4, SDSS J112831.04+090615.8, SDSS J112831.04+090615.9, SDSS J112831.05+090615.9, SDSS J112839.91+090555.2, SDSS J112839.91+090555.3, SDSS J112839.92+090555.3, SDSS J112900.53+090521.7, SDSS J112900.54+090521.7, SDSS J112900.54+090521.8, SDSS J112903.83+090643.3, SDSS J112903.83+090643.4, SDSS J112903.84+090643.3, SDSS J112903.84+090643.4, SDSS-g-eon-0346, SDSS-r-eon-0354, UGC 06470, UGC 06475, UGC 06477, UGC 06482, UGC 06498, USGC U387 NED01, USGC U392 NED03, USGC U392 NED04, USGC U392 NED05, USGC U392 NED06, USGC U392 NED07, UZC J112812.9+090345, UZC J112814.8+090850, UZC J112831.0+090616, UZC J112839.9+090555, UZC J112903.8+090644, UZC J113007.4+091637, UZC-CG 141 NED01, UZC-CG 141 NED02, UZC-CG 141 NED03, UZC-CG 141 NED04, UZC-CG 141 NED05, WBL 334-001, WBL 334-002, WBL 334-003, WBL 334-004, WBL 334-006, WVFS J1129+0915, WVFSCC J112952+091503, [BFW2006] J172.12935+09.10443 , [BFW2006] J172.16632+09.09870 , [BFW2006] J172.25225+09.08937 , [BFW2006] J172.26600+09.11205 , [DZ2015] 587-01, [DZ2015] 587-03, [DZ2015] 587-04, [DZ2015] 587-05, [M98j] 127 NED01, [M98j] 127 NED02, [PJY2015] 587732770514206833 , [THW2016] J172.2660+09.1121, [THW2016] T3-6884, [TTL2012] 509285, [TTL2012] 509287, [TTL2012] 509294, [TTL2012] 509295, [TTL2012] 509297,