Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 56
Object type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitudes: 15.0, 15.8 & 16.1

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 11h 32m 40.4s
Dec (J2000.0): +52 57' 00"

Constellation: Ursa Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 31/1.4.2005 1:20

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 292x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3 (UMa)

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 76
Visuality: III-V
Weather: -5C

Compact group of faint galaxies. The brightest members are UGC 6527 (B, 15.0 mag) and UGC 6527B (C, 15.8 mag). They are on the same line, both are highly elongated in W-E direction. The faintest member I saw is N-S elongated galaxy PGC 35631 (A, 16.1 mag).