Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 92
Popular name: Stephan's Quintet
Object type: Compact galaxy group

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 22h 36m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +33 57' 00"

Constellation: Pegasus


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 4/5.9.2005 1:00

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x

Filter:

Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.7

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 62
Visuality: III
Weather: +8C

Stephan's Quintet contains five relatively bright galaxies. NGC 7320 (12.5 mag) is the brightest member, it's highly elliptical in NW-SE direction. NGC 7318 (13.4 & 13.2 mag) is a double galaxy just 1,5' to NW from NGC 7320. The other members are NGC 7317 (13.6 mag) and NGC 7319 (13.3 mag). NGC 7320C is a faint and lonely galaxy on the east side of the quintet. It's only visible with averted vision.