Arp 22

ARP 22 2015 Apr 14

Object:            ARP 22   (NGC 4027) Date:               2015 April 14
Peculiarity:    One-armed spiral.
Constellation:           Corvus Time & altitude: 23.00 UT     19º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                12h 00m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                -19º 16 Telescope:                 0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    11.7 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins): Filters:            None


As with Arp 244, declination -19º from latitude +51º is always badly placed. Altitude is always < 20º. Difficult to see anything definite, it is just a haze with a ragged, irregular outline. There are suggestions of structure but interpreting the possible features would be guesswork.