Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 51
RA: 11h 22m DEC: +24° 14'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.9
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 3651
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 8/9.3.2011 1:00
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: 4Height: 52°
Weather: -5°C, strong wind
Description: A (NGC 3651-1) and C (NGC 3653) are the brightest, F (NGC 3651-2) merged with A, G (PGC 34907) detected few times only with averted vision. E brighter than B (IC 2759).
Updated: 22.3.2011 22:10