Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 4
RA: 0h 34m DEC: -21° 20'
Constellation: CET
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.7 (b)
Notes: The brightest galaxy ESO 540-1
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 12/13.1.2010 22:30
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 171xFilter: -
Field: 29'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.4
Visuality: VHeight: 21°
Weather: +20°C
Description: A challenging galaxy group in bad seeing and fairly low height. PGC 2047 is the brightest and largest galaxy in the middle. PGC 2051 and PGC 2046 are faint dots around PGC 2047. I got many faint glimpses but no other galaxies detected assuredly.
Updated: 17.9.2010 22:06