Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 99
Object type: Compact galaxy group

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 00h 00m 38.1s
Dec (J2000.0): +28 23' 04"

Constellation: Pegasus


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 13/14.9.2005 0:35

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x

Filter:

Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 4

Height: 55
Visuality: II-V
Weather: +6C

Galaxies UGC 12897 (14.8 mag), PGC 58 (15.5 mag) and UGC 12899 (14.7 mag) are easily visible but PGC 60 (17.1 mag) is only a suspected haze nearby a star-trio. It could be also a star, but it's obviously fuzzy. UGC 12899 is round and has a brighter core. PGC 58 is a small elliptical haze near by UGC 12899. UGC 12897 is N-W elongated galaxy contacted with a 12 mag star.