Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 92
RA: 22h 36m DEC: +34° 3'
Constellation: PEG
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 12.6 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 7320
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 4/5.9.2005 1:00
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IIIHeight: 62°
Weather: +8°C
Description: Stephan's Quintet contains five relatively bright galaxies. NGC 7320 (12.5 mag) is the brightest member, it's highly elliptical in NW-SE direction. NGC 7318 (13.4 & 13.2 mag) is a double galaxy just 1,5' to NW from NGC 7320. The other members are NGC 7317 (13.6 mag) and NGC 7319 (13.3 mag). NGC 7320C is a faint and lonely galaxy on the east side of the quintet. It's only visible with averted vision.
Updated: 8.10.2005 11:44