Arp 262

ARP 262 2015 Sep 17

Object:    ARP 262      (UGC 12856) Date:               2015 September 17
Peculiarity:    Irregular clumps.
Constellation:           Pegasus Time & altitude:   22.55 UT      53º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                23h 57m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +16º 49 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude     14.5 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (min)     2 x 1 Filters:            None


Despite rapidly improving sky conditions, this is not an easy object, requiring AV most of the time.  It is a streak of light lacking the regular oval or needle form that many edge on galaxies display. The N end of the streak is noticeably brighter than the S.