Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 79
Popular name: Seyfert's Sextet
Object type: Compact galaxy group

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 59m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +20 45' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 6/7.4.2005 2:45

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 47
Visuality: III
Weather: -2C

Seyfert's Sextet. A very tight and difficult group of faint galaxies. I can resolve only three components which are NGC 6027A, NGC 6027B and NGC 6027E. Whole complex appears as a triangular nebula including three brighter areas. A and E are clearly elongated in W-E direction. This object needs better conditions and higher power.