Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 79
RA: 15h 59m DEC: +20° 46'
Constellation: SER
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.8 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 6027
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 6/7.4.2005 2:45
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIIHeight: 47°
Weather: -2°C
Description: Seyfert's Sextet. A very tight and difficult group of faint galaxies. I can resolve only three components which are NGC 6027A, NGC 6027B and NGC 6027E. Whole complex appears as a triangular nebula including three brighter areas. A and E are clearly elongated in W-E direction. This object needs better conditions and higher power.
Updated: 29.4.2005 19:37