Basic object information

Object name: PGC 54559
Popular Name: Hoag's Object
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 16.0

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 17m 14.5s
Dec (J2000.0): +21 35' 06"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 22/23.4.2006 1:10

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 326x


Field: 15'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 48
Visuality: IV
Weather: -2C

Hoag's Object was much easier with larger scope than last year at 16 incher. It appears as very small fuzzy patch with averted vision, no other details visible. Very faint background stars twinkled all around the field.