Basic object information

Object name: Abell 426
Object type: Galaxy cluster
Object classification: 2
Notes: Centered on NGC 1275;Milky Way makes ID difficult

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 03h 19m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +41 30' 00"

Constellation: Perseus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 21/22.11.2004 3:15

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 146x

Filter:

Field: 21'

NE Lim.mag: 6.1

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 50
Visuality: II-V
Weather: -14C

At least 13 galaxies in the same field. NGC 1272 (12.0 mag) and NGC 1275 (11.7 mag) are the main members of galaxy cluster Abell 426. Both of them are easily visible with direct vision. NGC 1272 is fully round, NGC 1275 is little brighter and slightly elongated in W-E-direction. 3' to north from NGC 1275 lies two small but relatively bright galaxies NGC 1278 (12.6 mag) and 1277 (13.8 mag). They are almost contacted to each other. NGC 1274 (14.1 mag) and NGC 1273 (13.3 mag) are tiny galaxies between NGC 1275 and 1272. IC 1907 (14.2 mag) is little to north from them. The northest galaxy UGC 2665 (15.4 mag) is visible only with averted vision. NGC 1279 (15.0 mag) is little galaxy 3' to SE from NGC 1275. Four galaxies in W are NGC 1270 (13.3 mag), NGC 1267 (13.1 mag), NGC 1268 (13.8 mag) and PGC 12316 (15.6 mag).

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