Basic object information
Object name: NGC 6621 & NGC 6622
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 13.2 & 15.0
Size: 2.1'x0.8' & 54"x24"
Notes: Double system w loop and bridge

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 18h 12m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +68 22' 00"

Constellation: Draco

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.9.2007 2:37

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: II

Height: 53

Weather: +4C

At first view I saw only one NW-SE oriented galaxy but after carefully watching it split in to two different pieces. The western (NGC 6621) part is much larger and brighter than compact eastern part. The object was partly behind the trees which gave some extra challenge.