Object name: WBL073

Designation(s): WBL073, PGC009220, NGC0915, PGC00923, NGC0916, NGC0919, PGC009220,

WBL 073 is a 5 galaxy group in Aries the ram. NED puts the group's distance at 430 million light-years. The 5 are PGC 009220, NGC 0915, PGC 009233, NGC 0916 and NGC 0919. Note that NGC 0915 is much closer than the other 4 by redshift. Other galaxies in the image are at the right distance and likely members of the same group as the 4 but don't make the WBL 73 group criteria. Apparently, distance isn't important. I couldn't find any criteria but that the galaxy is magnitude 15.7 or brighter and has an overdensity of 10^(4/3). The catalog is known as the Catalog of Nearby Poor Clusters of Galaxies. The authors are, White, Bliton, Bhavsar, Bornmann, Burns, Ledlow and Loken. Apparently, WBBBBLL was shortened to WBL. The catalog has 732 entries. I only have a few on my to-do list. Since the southern cutoff is 2 degrees south all are within my range.

The three NGC galaxies were discovered by Albert Marth on September 5, 1864. The field is poorly studied bein in the Zone of Avoidance. I've listed everything on which NED has redshift data and identified those easily visible that don't have any distance data. Most don't have anything but their position.

As usual, this winter weather was poor for this image. The blue frames were hit by thin clouds creating nasty blue halos around bright blue stars. I toned them down but couldn't totally eliminate them without doing other harm. Transparency was poor for all frames limiting how deep I could go. This is the main reason the background seems strangely free of faint stars and galaxies. To take the noise I had to set the dark point higher than normal.

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

Related Designation(s):

2MASS J00135896-3042346, 2MASS J02253954+2717433, 2MASS J02253958+2717437, 2MASS J02254560+2713159, 2MASS J02254764+2714335, 2MASS J02261666+2712436, 2MASX J02253953+2717429, 2MASX J02254561+2713160, 2MASX J02254763+2714330, 2MASX J02261667+2712433, 2MASXi J0225395+271743, 2MASXi J0225455+271316, 2MASXi J0225476+271433, 2MASXi J0226166+271243, 2MFGC 01892, AGC 120234, ALFALFA 2-233, APMBGC 409-131+048, CGCG 0222.7+2705, CGCG 0222.8+2700, CGCG 0222.9+2701, CGCG 0223.4+2659, CGCG 483-038, CGCG 483-041, CGCG 483-043, CGCG 483-049, ESO 001127-3059.3, ESO 409- G 028, ESO-LV 4090280, GALEXASC J001358.92-304234.6 , GALEXASC J022539.56+271743.9 , GALEXASC J022545.66+271316.3 , GALEXASC J022547.78+271434.5 , GALEXASC J022616.75+271240.2 , GSC 6990 00481, HDCE 0139 NED001, HDCE 0139 NED002, HI J022538.8+271709, HI J022620.2+271315, IRAS F02227+2704, KUG 0222+269, KUG 0222+270, LCSB S0387O, LDCE 0163 NED013, LDCE 0163 NED014, LDCE 0163 NED018, MCG +04-06-032, MCG +04-06-033, MCG +04-06-034, MCG +04-06-039, MCG -05-01-044, MRSS 409-009189, NGC 0915, NGC 0916, NGC 0919, NGC0915, NGC0916, NGC0919, NPM1G +26.0063, NPM1G +27.0095, NSA 131789, NSA 131791, NSA 131823, NSA 170212, NVSS J022538+271741, NVSS J022545+271323, PGC 000923, PGC 009220, PGC 009232, PGC 009267, PGC009220, PGC00923, SSTSL2 J022547.65+271434.0, SSTSL2 J022616.66+271243.8, UGC 01894, USGC U119 NED04, USGC U119 NED07, UVQS J022539.56+271743.4, UZC J022545.5+271315, UZC J022547.7+271432, UZC J022616.7+271243, WBL 073, WBL 073-001, WBL 073-002, WBL 073-004, WBL 073-005, WBL073,