Arp 187

  Arp 187 is a member of the Narrow Filaments class.  The Atlas notes are "radio source M05-10 is 6' N.  Faint filament points to dense nucleus.  Possible fainter filament toward compact galaxy to NW."  I can't positively identify a compact galaxy to the NW, either in my image or the Atlas image but the little object inside the triangle of stars above the galaxy may be the one.  NED shows a galaxy 2MASX J05045039-1013535 at this position  My image shows a faint filament which extends very close to it, and continues on N for about an equal distance.  There is also a little filamentary tuft pointing NE from the N end of the primary, and another filament from the S end.

Arp 187 is also cataloged as MCG-2-13-40A.

Atlas Image

              

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 71 minutes
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