Arp 232

ARP 232+137 2015 Mar 23

Object:    ARP 232     (NGC 2911) Date:               2015 March 23
Peculiarity:    Appearance of fission.
Constellation:           Leo Time & altitude: 21.30 UT     49º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               2/5
            R.A:                9h 34m Transparency (5 high):                   2/5
            Dec:                +10º 09 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    11.5

Eyepiece:      17mm Ethos     x120

8mm Ethos     x260

            Galaxy size (mins):  4.1 x 3.2 Filters:            None


Observation hampered by drifting cloud. Arp 232 was easily visible with DV despite low surface brightness. It shows as a featureless, large, round, broadly illuminated haze without a nucleus.

Arp 137 is very close to the SE.