Arp 128

ARP 128 2017 Dec 14

Object:      Arp 128   (UGC 827, VV205) Date:               2017 Dec 14
Peculiarity:  Elliptical close to and perturbing spirals.
Constellation:           Pisces Time & altitude:          21.00 UT      50º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                1h 18m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +14º 42 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    15.4

Eyepiece:      17mm Ethos    x120

8mm Ethos      x260

            Galaxy size (mins):  0.5 x 0.4 Filters:            None


Visible most of the time with DV but no detail could be teased out and the two components VV205a & 205b were not identifiable.  It is just a faint oval patch aligned roughly EW.   The view was better with the 17mm eyepiece.