Arp 184

ARP 184 2015 Jan 16

Object:  ARP 184   (NGC 1961) Date:               2015 January 16
Peculiarity:   Narrow filaments.
Constellation:    Camelopardalis Time & altitude: 23.00 UT     70º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                5h 42m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                +69º 22 Telescope:                 0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    11.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos    x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  4.6 x 3 Filters:            None


An inconspicuous object. I saw it as more or less circular but the boundaries are indefinite. I am only seeing the central 1’ or so, vastly less than the catalogue size. There is a foreground star in the halo S of the core plus I had the impression of other field stars at or near the limit of visibility. No features were seen and certainly no sign of the ‘narrow filaments’ on the NE side which were noted by Arp.