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Arp 113

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Observer
Alan Snook
Time of observation
12/09/2015 - 21:50
Object
Arp 113 (NGCs 67 to 72 inclusive)
Observing location
Kent
Equipment
0.5m f4.1 Dobsonian
8mm Ethos eyepiece x260
Lumicon deep sky filter made no difference.
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This is a super view, a cascade of stars laced with misty galaxies. Strangely, the fainter galaxies NGC 70 (14.5m) and 71 (14.8m) appeared the most prominent to me, more so than NGC 72 (13.4m). NGC 68 (14.5m) was difficult while NGC 69 (15.8m) was only seen using AV. NGC 67 (15.2m) was not seen at all. PGC 1208 (14.7m) is not part of the Arp object. This group is about 320 million light years away based on its 7,000 km/sec recession velocity.

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