Interacting Galaxies M-85, NGC 4394, & MCG 3-32-29
Quasar J1225+182

Galaxies M-85, NGC 4394, and MCG 3-32-29
For identification of the objects, see the labeled image below. CCD image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 telescope working at F/4. The field of view is about 16.3x16.3 arc minutes, with North at the top. Exposure = 10 minutes.

Labled Image
The three galaxies form an interacting group. The Quasar is a distant background object.

M-85 (4382) is a 10th magnitude Lenticular Galaxy.

NGC 4394 is an 11.6 magnitude Barred Spiral Galaxy

MCG 3-32-38 is a 17th magnitude Elliptical Galaxy

"Q" is 19.2 magnitude Quasar J1225+182

M-85 (NGC 4382):

NGC 4394:

MCG 3-32-28:


George Normandin, KAS

April 14th, 2009