Arp 86

ARP 86 2015 Sep 9

Object: ARP 86 (NGC 7752 & 7753)

Date:               2015 September 9


Peculiarity:    Diffuse counter tails.
Constellation:           Pegasus Time & altitude: 22.20 UT  58º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                23h 47m Transparency (5 high):                   2/5
            Dec:                +29º 29 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1 Dob.
            Magnitudes:  14.3 & 12.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos      x260
Galaxy sizes (mins):   0.8×0.5 & 3×2 Filters:            Lumicon Deep Sky.


Strong E winds drawing polluted air in from France/Germany. The dirty air is aggravating light pollution. Milky Way only just visible in the zenith.

NGC 7753 is a vague, large oval without a core. The companion is compact. No chance of seeing any link between the two in these awful conditions.