Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 74
RA: 15h 19m DEC: +20° 52'
Constellation: SER
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.6 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 5910
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 31/1.4.2005 2:35
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 292xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IVHeight: 46°
Weather: -5°C
Description: NGC 5910-1 (A, 13.6 mag) is the brightest member of this faint group of galaxies. NGC 5910-2 (B, 15.2 mag) is a faint and pretty sharp spot on the south-side. The faintest member I saw is PGC 54697 (D, 16.7 mag), it was visible only occasionally with averted vision. I didn't see C and E members.
Updated: 13.4.2005 19:15