Arp 145

ARP 145 2015 Oct 8

Object:            ARP    145

(UGC 1840)

Date:               2015 October 8


Peculiarity:    Material emanating from elliptical galaxy.
Constellation:           Andromeda Time & altitude:   21.10 UT     48º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                2h 23m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                +41º 22 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    13.8 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  1.5 x 1.3 Filters:            Lumicon Deep Sky


Very tricky to see. The galaxy, just another faint glow, is located extremely close to two distracting 6th magnitude stars (only the nearest (S) star shown in the drawing). Excluding both stars from the field of view puts the target awkwardly at the edge of the field of view. The galaxy is on the N side of a double star.