Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 6621 & NGC 6622Other name: UGC 11175
RA: 18h 12.9m DEC: +68° 22'
Constellation: DRA
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13.5
Size: 1.3' x 0.8'
PA: 145°
Classification: SB/P
Description: pF,pS,R,lbM,s of 2
Notes: Double system w loop and bridge
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 8/9.9.2007 2:37
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 352xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.6
Visuality: IIHeight: 53°
Weather: +4°C
Description: At first view I saw only one NW-SE oriented galaxy but after carefully watching it split in to two different pieces. The western (NGC 6621) part is much larger and brighter than compact eastern part. The object was partly behind the trees which gave some extra challenge.
Updated: 10.9.2007 21:23