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Arp 200

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Observer
Alan Snook
Time of observation
31/10/2016 - 03:15
Object
Arp 200
Observing location
Kent
Equipment
0.5m f4.1 Dobsonian
8mm Ethos eyepiece x260
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Weather continues calm, misty, murky and un-seasonally mild. The sky has 50% cloud cover with cirrocumulus covering the northern half from horizon to zenith.  Arp 200 was not conspicuous despite being listed at 12th magnitude. It lies at one end of a curve of faint stars running E then turning N. Initially it appeared as a coarsely mottled circular patch with an offset core and a knot of brightness near the adjacent star. Later it appeared as a blocky oval, with suggestions of structure, lighter and darker striations, running NW-SE, like a dab by an artist’s brush

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