Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 44
RA: 10h 18m DEC: +21° 45'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 11.1 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 3190
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 9/10.3.2005 22:05
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 146xFilter: -
Field: 21'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIIHeight: 49°
Weather: -15°C, strong northern wind
Description: A scattered galaxy group near by Algieba. NGC 3185 (12.0 mag), 3190 (11.1 mag) and 3193 (10.8 mag) are the brightest members and NGC 3187 (12.9 mag) is much fainter. NGC 3190 is NW-SE elongated galaxy in the middle. It has a very sharp south-edge and an obvious core. NGC 3185 and NGC 3193 are roundish galaxies. NGC 3187 is faint NW-SE elongated galaxy on the NW side of NGC 3190.
Updated: 27.3.2005 13:17