This is a 10 minute exposure with an ST-6 CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope taken on July 6, 2000 at 4:42 UT.
The field of view is about 5x7 arc minutes, with North at the top.
Radio astronomers report that maps of neutral hydrogen show a tail extending to the southwest of NGC 5395. An optical counterpart is faintly visible in the Kopernik image. From radio observations astronomers conclude that NGC 5395 is undergoing a direct encounter with NGC 5394.
Classification: SB(s)b pec I-II
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Classification: SA(s)b pec I-II
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George Normandin, KAS
July 8th, 2000