Arp 141

ARP 141 2015 Mar 23

Object:            ARP 141

(UGC 3730)

Date:               2015 March 23


Peculiarity:    Material emanating from elliptical galaxies.
Constellation:           Camelopardalis Time & altitude: 20.20 UT    66º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               2/5
            R.A:                7h 14m Transparency (5 high):                   1/5
            Dec:                +73º 28 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    13.2

Eyepiece:      17mm Ethos     x120

10mm Clavé     x205

8mm Ethos     x260

            Galaxy size (mins):  2.8 x 1.5 Filters:            Lumicon Deep Sky used with the 10mm.


First clear spell with no big Moon since March 10.  This evening we have a milky sky aggravated by a 3½ day old Moon. Arp 141 is not in Sky Vector’s database, start at NGC 2314 and star hop 2º S.  Despite the mediocre conditions Arp 141 was seen with DV.  Oddly the best view was with the 17mm. The views through the 10mm and 8mm were poor. The galaxy was an irregular, ragged smudge elongated NS, narrowing to the S.