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.
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