Arp 180

Arp 180 2017 Jan 21

Object:  ARP 180  (MCG-1-13-34) Date:          2017 January 21
Peculiarity:    Narrow filaments.
Constellation:           Eridanus Time & altitude:   21.00 UT          34º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                4h 53m Transparency (5 high):                 3/5
            Dec:                -4º 48 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    14.8 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins): 1.1 x 0.5 Filters:            Tried with and without Lumicon Deep-Sky.


Some ground mist this evening. The navigation lights on the West Hougham TV mast 8 miles away are invisible, yet I have recorded stars down to 15.4m. Arp 180 was also invisible. The circle marks its position. There are lots of very faint stars in this field.  It was a difficult field to locate because there are no notable asterisms in the region.