Arp 38

ARP 38 2015 Aug 22

Object:            ARP 38   (NGC 6412) Date:               2015 August 22
Peculiarity:    Spiral: low surface-brightness component on arm.
Constellation:           Draco Time & altitude: 22.40 UT     59º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                17h 30m Transparency (5 high):                   2/5
            Dec:                +75º 42 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    11.7 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  2 x 2 Filters:            None.


This appears as a uniformly illuminated round halo with a slightly brighter core. There is no mottling. I saw possible hints of spiral structure when using AV.