NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:37:44.4
Visual Magnitude: 13.1
Year of discovery: 1864
Discovery aperture: 48.0
Summary description: vF, iR
48" (2/20/12): bright disrupted galaxy with a highly irregular surface brightness and a curving shape with a faint tail. At 375x and 488x, the central region is extended E-W, roughly 30"x20", with a very small bright nucleus. A low surface brightness "tail" is attached on the west side of the bright central region. The relatively broad tail sweeps south-southwest for ~45", gradually dimming out due west of the center of NGC 2937. The tail significantly increases the overall dimensions of the galaxy to at least 1.2'x0.6'.
Forms a close pair with NGC 2937 to the south with the cores of the galaxies separated by less than 1'. A mag 13 star is 1' NW and just beyond is LEDA 1237172, a very low surface brightness streak extending ~18"x5" NW-SE. Arp describes LEDA 1237172 as a "shred" or "jet" of NGC 2936.
17.5" (3/25/95): fairly faint, fairly small, elongated 4:3 E-W, 0.8'x0.6'. A mag 13/14 double star at 18" separation is 1' NNW and two mag 13.5/14 stars at 36" separation are 2' NNE. Forms a very close pair with NGC 2937 0.8' S.