Basic object information

Object name: PGC 54559
Popular Name: Hoag's Object
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 16.0

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 17m 14.5s
Dec (J2000.0): +21 35' 06"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 29/30.3.2005 1:15

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 42
Visuality: V
Weather: -9C

Hoag's Object is an extremely faint (15.0 mag) and almost stellar galaxy in Serpens. It appears as a stellar object. It took a while to see it, but when I was able to see it first time, it became almost steady with averted vision.