Arp 187

ARP 187 2017 Jan 20

Object:  ARP 187  (MCG-2-13-40A) Date:         2017 January 20
Peculiarity:    Narrow filaments.
Constellation:           Eridanus Time & altitude:   21.20 UT         28º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                5h 05m Transparency (5 high):                 4/5
            Dec:                -10º 15 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    15.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins): 0.9 x 0.4 Filters:            None


A “Y” pattern of stars is a big help in locating Arp 187’s position. The galaxy is SW of it. Arp 187 is a slight, ragged-edged oval glow seen only two or three times in half an hour with AV.