Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 906 & NGC 909Other name: UGC 1868
RA: 2h 25.3m DEC: +42° 5'
Constellation: AND
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.9
Size: 1.8' x 1.6'
Surface brightness: 13.9
Classification: SBab
Description: eF,IE
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 3/4.12.2004 20:41
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.2
Visuality: IIIHeight: 69°
Weather: -15°C
Description: These guys are members of Abell 347 in Andromeda. NGC 906 (right) is brighter and larger than NGC 909. It is somewhat elliptical in NW-SE direction, the core is pretty bland. NGC 909 is a round galaxy which has a small. Almost stellar core.
Updated: 10.12.2004 17:45