Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 55Other name: Dunlop 507
RA: 0h 14.9m DEC: -39° 11'
Constellation: SCL
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 7.9
Size: 31.2' x 5.9'
PA: 108°
Surface brightness: 13.4
Classification: SBp
Description: vB,vL,vmE,triN
Notes: Sculptor Galaxy Group
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 11/12.12.2009 23:00
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 62xFilter: -
Field: 66'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.4
Visuality: IHeight: 43°
Weather: +18°C
Description: A very bright W-E elongated galaxy on the south border of Sculptor. Some structure can be seen even at 62x. The brighter core area lies slightly asymmetrically on the west, also one lonely spot on the eastern head. Two stars involved.
Updated: 27.8.2010 22:49