Basic object information

Object name: NGC 5846 & NGC 5846A
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 10.1 & 12.8
Size: 4.0'x3.7' & 30"
Notes: H I 128;Brightest in group;P w NGC 5846A at 1';NGC 5850 10'ESE

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 06m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +1 36' 00"

Constellation: Virgo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.4.2006 0:40

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 23
Visuality: I & II
Weather: -3C

NGC 5846 is a brighter member of this duo. It's almost round and has fairly compact core. NGC 5846A is a small, somewhat elliptic patch on the SW side.