Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 53
RA: 11h 29m DEC: +20° 44'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.3 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 3697
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 8/9.3.2011 1:35
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: 4Height: 48°
Weather: -5°C, strong wind
Description: A (NGC 3697) pretty easy, also B (NGC 3697C) and C (NGC 3697B) fairly easy, D (PGC 35381) suspected with averted vision.
Updated: 22.3.2011 22:07