Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Hickson 94
RA: 23h 17m DEC: +18° 45'
Constellation: PEG
Type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.9 (v)
Notes: The brightest galaxy NGC 7578
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 6/7.10.2005 23:30
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 228xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IVHeight: 47°
Weather: +8°C
Description: The brightest members NGC 7578-1 (13.9 mag) and NGC 7578-2 (13.9 mag) are pretty bright and easy galaxies to see, but the rest are much fainter. Both NGC galaxies are roundish and they have stellar cores. NGC 7578-1 is little bit brighter and larger. A 15 mag star involved with NGC 7578-2 on the east edge. Third member, which is visible occasionally with averted vision, is a tiny galaxy PGC 70943 (16.2 mag). It might be elliptical in NW-SE direction. The rest four galaxies are too faint for 18'' dob.
Updated: 29.10.2005 12:10