Basic object information

Object name: NGC 906 & NGC 909
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 13.0 & 13.7
Size: 1.8'x1.6' & 54"x54"
Object classification: SBab & Elliptical
Description: eF,IE & vF,vS,vS* inv

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 25m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +42 02' 00"

Constellation: Andromeda

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 3/4.12.2004 20:41

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.2

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 69
Visuality: III
Weather: -15C,

These guys are members of Abell 347 in Andromeda. NGC 906 (right) is brighter and larger than NGC 909. It is somewhat elliptical in NW-SE direction, the core is pretty bland. NGC 909 is a round galaxy which has a small. Almost stellar core.