Basic object information

Object name: Hickson 94
Object type: Compact galaxy group

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 23h 17m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +18 42' 00"

Constellation: Pegasus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 6/7.10.2005 23:30

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 228-305x


Field: 13'

NE Lim.mag: 6.7

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 47
Visuality: IV-V
Weather: +8C

The brightest members NGC 7578-1 (13.9 mag) and NGC 7578-2 (13.9 mag) are pretty bright and easy galaxies to see, but the rest are much fainter. Both NGC galaxies are roundish and they have stellar cores. NGC 7578-1 is little bit brighter and larger. A 15 mag star involved with NGC 7578-2 on the east edge. Third member, which is visible occasionally with averted vision, is a tiny galaxy PGC 70943 (16.2 mag). It might be elliptical in NW-SE direction. The rest four galaxies are too faint for 18" dob.