Letter to the Editor
A QSO 2.4 arcsec from a dwarf galaxy - the rest of the story
Received 18 May 1998 / Accepted 11 November 1998
D. Reimers and H.-J. Hagen report in A&A 329, L25 (1998) that a QSO of is a "by chance projection" on the center of a galaxy of . A considerable amount of previously published evidence would lead us to expect an active, low redshift galaxy within about one degree of such a quasar. It is shown here that, in fact, there is a bright Seyfert galaxy of only 36.9 arcmin distance. Moreover, it turns out that a total of five quasars, plus the dwarf galaxy, are accurately aligned along the minor axis of this Seyfert with the quasars in descending order of redshift, i.e., 2.13, 1.97, .81, .69 and .35.
Key words: galaxies: active galaxies: individual: NGC 5985 galaxies: quasars: general galaxies: Seyfert
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Online publication: November 26, 1998