Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Contains:  Bear Paw galaxy  ·  IC 2233  ·  NGC 2537
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Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm
Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm

Arp 6 - Wide View

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm
Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm

Arp 6 - Wide View

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Red · Green · Blue
ZWO EFW · Orion 3" Field Flattener
Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro · PHD2 · PixInsight 1.8
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 60mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Acquisition details

March 19, 2017
Blue: 25x60" (25') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Green: 25x60" (25') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Red: 25x60" (25') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
1h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
21.10 days
Avg. Moon phase:

RA center: 08h13m39s.495

DEC center: +45°5154.96

Pixel scale: 0.977 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.789 degrees

Field radius: 0.298 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1920x1080

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This image captures two unique and rarely imaged objects. The long, thin galaxy at upper left is IC2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. This object is a prime example of a super-thin galaxy, where the galaxy’s diameter is at least ten times larger than the thickness. The bluish color that can be seen along the disk gives evidence of the spiral nature of the galaxy, indicating the presence of hot, luminous, young stars born out of clouds of interstellar gas. The bright star seen on the right side of this galaxy is just in the foreground and is not part of the galaxy. The galaxy at lower right, NGC 2357, is nicknamed the Bear Paw Galaxy. This is one of the most interesting and unique galaxy shapes I have seen. I do not understand the structure of this galaxy and I cannot find a good description of its structure in any literature. There are 5 other faint galaxies seen in this image, including NGC2357A which is above the Bear Paw Galaxy.



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    Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm
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Arp 6 - Wide View, 


            Gary Imm