Arp 52

ARP 52 2017 Jan 20

Object:  ARP 52  (CGCG-421-027) Date:       2017 January 20 & 21
Peculiarity:    Spiral with small high surface-brightness companion on arm.
Constellation:           Orion Time & altitude:   22.15 UT         41º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                5h 20m Transparency (5 high):                 4/5
            Dec:                +3º 44 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitude:    15.6 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
            Galaxy size (mins): 0.9 x 0.4 Filters:            Tried with and without Lumicon Deep-Sky.


I could not see Arp 52.  The circle marks its position. There are lots of very faint stars in this field.

Tried again the following night, January 21 around meridian transit but the weather conditions were misty and worse than the night before, rating about a “3”.