Arp 206

ARP 206 2015 Apr 14

Object:            ARP 206

(NGC 3432 & UGC 5983)

Date:               2015 April 14


Peculiarity:    Material ejected from nucleus.
Constellation:           Leo Minor Time & altitude: 22.00 UT     74º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                10h 53m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +36º 38 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitudes:    11.7 &17.0 Eyepiece:      17mm Ethos x120                                                                 8mm Ethos  x260
            Galaxy size:  6.8’ x 1.5’ Filters:            None


Sits in a triangle of 10th mag stars. Looks good at both magnifications. It is a remarkably slender streak of light oriented NE-SW. There is a field star at the SW end and the brighter part of the nebula is at this end. There is nothing you could call a nucleus. The preceding edge seems sharper than the following edge. There are hints of dark lanes and mottling but are too indefinite to draw.

UGC 5983 not seen. It is likely beyond the reach of sky and equipment.