Arp 215

ARP 215 2015 Mar 10

Object:   ARP 215     (NGC 2782) Date:               2015 March 10
Peculiarity:    Adjacent loops.
Constellation:           Lynx Time & altitude: 20.30 UT     71º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                9h 14m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                +40º 07 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    11.7 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos     x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  3.5 x 2.6 Filters:            None


Moderately easy. Round core and halo are evenly lit, no mottling. Halo fades gently into the background. To the N and NE the halo extends further out.  These patches were seen readily at the start of the observation but became more difficult. I was left with the impression of dark structure in the vicinity. In the drawing, the faintest star required AV. It is magnitude 14.6 per Megastar. My patches are not the loops which Arp noted, they are located in part beyond this star.