Basic object information

Object name: NGC 996 & NGC 999
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 13.1 & 13.6
Size: 1.2'x1.2' & 1.2'x0.8'

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 38m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +41 39' 00"

Constellation: Andromeda


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.12.2005 20:20

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x

Filter:

Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 5.4

Background sky: 5

Seeing: 3

Height: 67
Visuality: II & III
Weather: -11C, 55% Moon in SSW

NGC 996 is brighter (13.0) and larger, it's almost round. NGG 999 is a faint amorphous haze on the NE side.