Arp 205

ARP 205 2015 May 18

Object:            ARP 205

(NGC 3448 & companion)

Date:               2015 May 18


Peculiarity:    Material ejected from nucleus.
Constellation:           Ursa Major Time & altitude: 23.15 UT     53º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                10h 54m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                +54º 18 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:                12.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  4.8 x 1.4 Filters:            None.


A large oval elongated 3:1 in EW. The E end tapers and is well defined while the W end is more rounded and vague. There were hints of a dark lane or other structure in the W end, however I cannot relate the position and appearance to anything that appears in deep images so it may be illusory.

The companion galaxy is 17.0m it seems so beyond my equipment.