Arp 32

ARP 32 2017 Sep 13

Object:  Arp 32 (UGC 10770, VV 89) Date:               2017 Sept 13
Peculiarity:  Integral sign spiral.
Constellation:           Draco Time & altitude:      22.20 UT      50º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                                  3/5
            R.A:                17h 13m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +59º 20 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitudes:  14.3 & 17.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos         x260
            Galaxy sizes (mins): 1.1 x 0.5 &                                                    0.9 x 0.3 Filters:            None


Transparency deteriorated noticeably during the course of this observation. When I first arrived at the field ‘something’ was easily visible with DV, but then became progressively more difficult.  The galaxy was only well seen during a few separate moments.

At best, a narrow curve or arc of illumination was visible. This is VV 89a.

I could not detect the other component, VV 89b. It is magnitude 17.0 and might be within reach in the very best conditions.