Observing the Arp Peculiar Galaxies is the third in the “At the Eyepiece” series by Alvin Huey.  The guides were written for intermediate and advanced observers who like a challenge.  The objective of this publication is not just to guide the observer in detecting the galaxy, but to guide the observer in detecting the peculiar structure.

This publication features the naked eye sky, strategically sectioned into 46 manageable chunks, containing up to 12 Arp Peculiar Galaxies per section.   A detailed page with a wide-field finder chart, observing notes, labeled inversed DSS image and an eyepiece rendition is dedicated to each Arp.

A discussion on observing galaxies, observing Arp galaxies and it’s challenges, equipment selection, observing sites, and recording observations are included.

Revised Edition (2021):  Many new closeups/insets, added a dozen or so new observations from my friend's 48" reflector and my 22" reflector.  Updated some DSS images with less labelled galaxies for more clarity and a few sections updated.  Note: If you have the first edition, I don't think you will need to upgrade to this version, unless you want the updated 80# paper.

Nov 2022: Due to the ever increasing costs to print the observing guide, we unfortunately need to increase the price by $4 USD for the first time since launch in 2005.

456 pages.


 Click here to see sample pages.

  $41.95 plus shipping

Note: Customers from Europe or near Europe, please go to the Webb Society (click on link) to order this guide.  It is far cheaper to ship from the UK is from the USA and they will use the standard paper. 

Note:  Please allow 7-10 days for the book to arrive as it will be printed on demand and drop shipped from my publisher.  It is a bit longer as I've upgraded to the much nicer 80# paper.

Contact: Alvin@faintfuzzies.com