Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 56
RA: 11h 33m DEC: +52° 50'
Constellation: UMA
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 14.5
Notes: The brightest galaxy MCG +9-19-113
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 31/1.4.2005 1:20
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 292xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IVHeight: 76°
Weather: -5°C
Description: Compact group of faint galaxies. The brightest members are UGC 6527 (B, 15.0 mag) and UGC 6527B (C, 15.8 mag). They are on the same line, both are highly elongated in W-E direction. The faintest member I saw is N-S elongated galaxy PGC 35631 (A, 16.1 mag).
Updated: 19.4.2005 17:53