Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 61
RA: 12h 12m DEC: +29° 8'
Constellation: COM
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 12.2 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 4169
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 9/10.3.2005 23:05
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIIHeight: 52°
Weather: -15°C, strong northern wind
Description: The Box. Very nice group of NGC-galaxies. NGC 4173 (12.7 mag) and NGC 4175 (13.4 mag) are two highly elongated galaxies on the very same line. NGC 4173 is larger and harder, it's visible with averted vision. NGC 4169 (12.2 mag) and NGC 4174 (13.5 mag) are smaller elliptical galaxies on the south-side.
Updated: 27.3.2005 13:18