Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 62
RA: 12h 53m DEC: -9° 15'
Constellation: VIR
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.0 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 4759
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 30/31.3.2011 1:05
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.9
Visuality: 3Height: 19°
Weather: -15°C
Description: A relatively bright Hickson group. All members (NGC 4761, NGC 4764, NGC 4776 and NGC 4778) were visible without difficulty although seeing was quite bad due low altitude.
Updated: 19.4.2011 21:12