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Observation by Alan Snook: Arp 113

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Alan Snook

Observer

Alan Snook

Observed

2015 Sep 12 - 20:50

Uploaded

2016 Nov 22 - 19:55

Objects

NGC68
NGC69
NGC70
NGC71
NGC72

Equipment
  • 0.5m f4.1 Dobsonian
  • 8mm Ethos eyepiece x260
  • Lumicon deep sky filter made no difference.
Location

Kent

Target name

Arp 113 (NGCs 67 to 72 inclusive)

Title

Arp 113

About this image

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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