Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 44 (NGC 3185, NGC 3187, NGC 3190 & NGC 3193)
Object type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitudes: 12.0, 12.9, 11.1 & 10.8

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 10h 18m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +21 50' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 9/10.3.2005 22:05

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 146x

Filter:

Field: 21'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 49
Visuality: III
Weather: -15C, strong northern wind

A scattered galaxy group near by Algieba. NGC 3185 (12.0 mag), 3190 (11.1 mag) and 3193 (10.8 mag) are the brightest members and NGC 3187 (12.9 mag) is much fainter. NGC 3190 is NW-SE elongated galaxy in the middle. It has a very sharp south-edge and an obvious core. NGC 3185 and NGC 3193 are roundish galaxies. NGC 3187 is faint NW-SE elongated galaxy on the NW side of NGC 3190.