NGC 169 and NGC 160 (UGC 365, Arp 282 and UGC 356) Galaxies in Andromeda

Center of field at approximately: RA 00 hours 36 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +23 degrees 57 minutes 05 seconds

Size: 2.6'x 0.8' and 3.0'x1.7'  Magnitude: 13.2 and 12.6 visual Class: SA(s)ab: sp and (R)SA0+ pec

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

 Lumicon Red filter, 790 minutes (79 x 10 minute subs), 10/21/22/25/2016; seeing 2.1-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: This pair of galaxies was imaged after Tombaugh 4, in much better seeing. NGC 169 (to the east <left> near the 'bright' star - mag 6.2) and NGC 160 were well positioned for a few nights of imaging before several days of clouds/rain. The small galaxy south (below) NGC 169 is IC 1559 / Mkn 341 (0.6'x0.5', mag 14.0v, Cl:SAB0 pec:).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 169
NGC 0169 = UGC 00365 = MCG +04-02-035 = CGCG 479-044 = Arp 282 = PGC 02202
00 36 51.7 +23 59 27
V = 12.4;  Size 3.2x1.0;  SB = 13.5;  PA = 88d

13.1" ( 10/20/84): moderately bright, slightly elongated ~E-W.  Located 3.8' WSW 
of mag 6.4 SAO 74148!  Forms a contact pair with IC 1559 = N169A just 21" S of 
center.  Similar to N160 which lies 11' WSW.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 160
NGC 0160 = UGC 00356 = MCG +04-02-033 = CGCG 479-043 = PGC 02154
00 36 04.1 +23 57 29
V = 12.6;  Size 3.0x1.7;  SB = 14.3;  PA = 45d

13.1": moderately bright, almost round.  Located 4.2' SSW of mag 7.5 SAO 74134.  
Forms a wide pair with N169 11' ENE.  10/20/84

- by Steve Gottlieb