Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 66
RA: 13h 38m DEC: +57° 15'
Constellation: UMA
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 15.4
Notes: The brightest galaxy MCG +10-19-104
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 3/4.3.2011 0:40
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: 5Height: 72°
Weather: -4°C, windy
Description: A very difficult field. The brightest galaxy on the NW is 16.2 mag PGC 48198, but it's not the member of Hickson 66. A and B are merged to each other. C is on the west side, all of them are barely visible with averted vision.
Updated: 25.3.2011 23:01