Arp 228

ARP 228 2017 Dec 14

Object:      Arp 228   (IC 162) Date:               2017 Dec 14
Peculiarity:  Concentric ring.
Constellation:           Pisces Time & altitude:        21.30 UT       46º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                1h 49m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +10º 31 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    13.7 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos                x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  1.6 x 1.6 Filters:            None


This is a hurried observation as the sky clouded up.  Arp 228 is round, concentrated in the middle with a non-stellar core. Visibility of the companion MCG+2-5-39 on the SE edge was hit-and-miss even with AV.  A galaxy not part of the Arp object, UGC 1266 (14.6m), is just W of the pair, and was visible only using AV. Weather prevented me looking for any of the other nearby faint galaxies.