Arp 88

ARP 48 88 119 2017 Dec 14

Object:      Arp 88    (PGC 4728) Date:               2017 Dec 14
Peculiarity:  Spiral with large high-surface-brightness companion on arm.
Constellation:           Pisces Time & altitude:          20.00 UT    51º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                1h 19m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                +12º 28 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    16.0 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos             x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  0.4 x 0.2 Filters:            None


This galaxy is not in Megastar, a search for Arp 88 takes you to the correct location but no object is plotted. In the same field as Arps 48 and 119. Arp 119 was visible. Searched for Arps 48 and 88 but unable to locate them.

Tried again without success the following night, December 15, in difficult conditions. Transparency was very good but seeing was poor and I was observing through fleeting gaps in 70% cloud cover.

In the drawing the position of Arp 88 is marked by the circle.