Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 5566Other name: UGC 9175
RA: 14h 20.3m DEC: +3° 56'
Constellation: VIR
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.6
Size: 6.6' x 2.3'
PA: 35°
Surface brightness: 13.3
Classification: SBab Ring
Description: B,pL,R,psbM,r,*f1.5'
Notes: H I 144,double galaxy
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 25/26.4.2011 1:00
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.9
Visuality: 2Height: 33°
Weather: +0°C, astronomical twilight
Description: In photographs there are massive tidal tails in NGC 5566 and NGC 5560, but I wasnt able to observe them. Only the brightest parts were visible. A tiny NGC 5569 lies just little bit outside of the field in east.
Updated: 18.8.2011 20:36