March 26, 2017

NGC 4088 (March 25, 2017)

This galaxy is between 40 and 60 million light years distant and appears in the constellation Ursa Major.  It has an unusual shape (one arm seems to be pointing the wrong way) and so is listed in the Arp catalog as well (#018).  It is probably a member of the same group as M109.  This is 9x900" with the SXVF-H9 through the CFF 290 Classical Cassegrain at f/7.93.  The galaxy to the lower right (southwest, actually) is PGC 38369.  North is left in this image.

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