A Peculiar Pair in Pegasus

Peculiar Pair

Arp86 (NGC7752 and 7753); interacting galaxy pair in Pegasus
Sketch and Details by Jeff Young

Number 86 from Halton Arp’s catalog of peculiar galaxies, this interacting pair is a bit like a miniature M51. An arm extends out from the left of the core of the larger galaxy (through the dim field star) and then curves down to meet the smaller companion at right angles to its elongation. Sadly, this arm was too dim to record with my instrument.

Arp86 (NGC7752 and 7753); interacting galaxy pair in Pegasus

HB pencil on Daler-Rowney cartridge paper; scanned and inverted in Photoshop

16” f/10 Mak-Cass on AP1200GTO mount; 17mm T4 Nagler; 235X

Sketched from County Louth, Ireland

4 thoughts on “A Peculiar Pair in Pegasus”

  1. Me too Scott 🙂

    Jeff this is really exciting work you are showing us here. I am an ardent fan of your observational drawing.


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