Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 672 & IC 1727Other name: UGC 1256
RA: 1h 47.9m DEC: +27° 26'
Constellation: TRI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.9
Size: 7.5' x 2.6'
PA: 65°
Surface brightness: 13.9
Classification: SBc
Description: F,pL,mE80
Notes: H I 157,Brightest in group,coarse spiral
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 4/5.11.2007 20:15
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 176xFilter: -
Field: 23'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.6
Visuality: IIHeight: 45°
Weather: -3°C, windy
Description: I have tried these galaxies with TAL-1 several years ago in suburban skies without success. This is a very interesting pair which needs a dark background sky. NGC 672 is clearly brighter and larger than IC 1727. It has somewhat brighter central area whereas IC 1727 is mainly even brightness. I have to come back on these gems with higher magnification in the future.
Updated: 20.12.2007 16:57