Arp 39

ARP 39 2017 Jan 2

Object: ARP 39 (NGC 1347, VV23) Date:         2017 January 2
Peculiarity:    Spiral: low-surface brightness component on arm.
Constellation:           Eridanus Time & altitude:   21.40 UT        15º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                3h 30m Transparency (5 high):                 4/5
            Dec:                -22º 17 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    13.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins): 1.6 x 1.3 Filters:            None


Not seen. No trace of the galaxy despite my recording stars in the drawing as faint as 14.7m according to Megastar. Another casualty of a high southerly declination and resultant low altitude. Arp 39’s position is marked by the circle.