Basic object information
Object name: NGC 55
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 7.8
Size: 31.2'x5.9'
Position angle: 108
Object classification: SBp
Description: vB,vL,vmE,triN
Notes: Sculptor Galaxy Group

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 00h 14m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -39 11' 00"

Constellation: Sculptor

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 11/12.12.2009 23:00
Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm
Magn: 62x Filter: -
Field: 66' NE Lim.mag: 7.4
SQM: 21.8 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: I Height: 43
Weather: +18C    
A very bright W-E elongated galaxy on the south border of Sculptor. Some structure can be seen even at 62x. The brighter core area lies slightly asymmetrically on the west, also one lonely spot on the eastern head. Two stars involved.