Arp 114

ARP 25+114 2015 Jan 20

Object:            ARP 114

(NGC 2300)

Date:               2015 January 20


Peculiarity:    Elliptical galaxy close to and perturbing spirals.
Constellation:           Cepheus Time & altitude: 01.25 UT     55º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                7h 30m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                +85º 44 Telescope:                 0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    12.1 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos    x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  2.8 x 2 Filters:            None


NGC 2300 is an easy, bright oval patch with a broad core. It is elongated 3:2 in NW-SE. No detail was seen in it, nor is there any sign of interaction between the pair.  In the drawing NGC 2276 is left, 2300 right.

See also the entry for Arp 25 which is NGC 2276.