Arp 282

ARP 282 2015 Sep 12

Object:   ARP  282    (NGC 169 & IC 1559) Date:               2015 September 12
Peculiarity:    Double galaxies with infall and attraction.
Constellation:           Andromeda Time & altitude: 22.40 UT       51º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                00h 37m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +24º 00 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitudes   12.4 & 14.7 Eyepiece:                  10mm Clavé    x205                                                           8mm Ethos      x260
Galaxy sizes (mins) 2.7 x 0.7 & 0.8 x 0.4 Filters:            None.


Very easy to locate between two sixth magnitude stars about 14’ apart. However the S star of the pair interferes as it is so close it cannot easily be excluded it from the field, even with the 50 degree field Plossl eyepiece.  Object comprises two needle galaxies at 90º. I could not decide whether they are in contact or not.

Two other galaxies were seen at the bottom of the Ethos’ field, NGC 160 (12.6m) and UGC 354 (15.7m).