Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 34
RA: 5h 22m DEC: +6° 42'
Constellation: ORI
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.7 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 1875
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 30/31.1.2011 21:30
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 4NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: 4Height: 35°
Weather: -17°C
Description: A challenging group nearby Bellatrix. The brightest galaxy is 13.7 mag NGC 1875, which is easily in view with direct vision. Instead, the rest of the galaxies were too difficult at this time. I got a few positive glimpses of NGC 1875s southeastern side where the other members should be. I can't be 100% sure was it a galaxy or something else.
Updated: 22.3.2011 22:01