Arp 130

ARP 130 2017 Oct 22

Object:      Arp 130 (IC 5378) Date:               2017 Oct 22
Peculiarity:  Elliptical close to and perturbing spirals.
Constellation:           Pegasus Time & altitude:        23.20 UT     51º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                00h 03m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +16º 38 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    15.4 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos                x260
            Galaxy size (mins): 1.0 x 0.5 Filters:            None


Not particularly difficult, a faint mottled patch was visible with DV. However the detail was only seen using AV. It appears as two cores embedded in an oval halo. The N core is oval, the S core is round.

IC 5379 is about 3 minutes S of IC 5378. IC 5377 is about 9 minutes SW of IC 5378. Neither was definitely seen.