Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 74
Object type: Compact galaxy group
Magnitude: 13.6, 15.2 & 16.7

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 19m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +20 54' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 31/1.4.2005 2:35

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 292x


Field: 10

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 46
Visuality: III, V
Weather: -5C

NGC 5910-1 (A, 13.6 mag) is the brightest member of this faint group of galaxies. NGC 5910-2 (B, 15.2 mag) is a faint and pretty sharp spot on the south-side. The faintest member I saw is PGC 54697 (D, 16.7 mag), it was visible only occasionally with averted vision. I didn't see C and E members.