Monday, January 29, 2007

New image of Arp 336 (NGC 2685)

Ken Crawford, one of the contributors to the book, has made a remarkable color image of Arp 336 (NGC 2685) a rare polar ring galaxy. His color rendition shows the complex structure of this perplexing Arp galaxy.

Check it out here:

Talk, book signing in Houston on Feb. 9

Dennis Webb will appear at the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society in Houston, Texas, on Friday, February 9, 2007, to tell the story of the Arp galaxy book and sign and offer books for sale.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Book authors to speak in New Mexico, October

Authors of the new Arp book will be speaking at the Enchanted Skies star party in Socorro, New Mexico, from Oct. 10-13, 2007. Thanks to Dave Finley of NRAO for the invite!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Amateur observation of a brown dwarf

The news notes section of the January 2006 issue of Sky and Telescope (page 24) reports on Dave Tosteson's visual detection of brown dwarf LSR 0602+3910, an apparent first for amateur observation. Dave contributed the largest set of visual observations contained in the Arp book.

New image of Arp 117

Don Goldman, a contributor to the new Arp book, has recently posted his remarkable color image of the region around Arp 117 and Arp 79. The chaotic arm structure around IC 983 and companion IC 982 is striking. Arp 79 is NGC 5490C, the small blue spiral below the Arp 117 pair.