HCG 59
DSS image of HCG 59
Digitized Sky Survey image of HCG 59, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of HCG 59
Overlaid DSS image of HCG 59, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right
PCC N67-300, RSCG 46, WBL 358

Type  Galaxy Cluster
Magnitude  13.5
Size  4'
RA (2000)  11h 48' 26.6"
Dec (2000)  12° 42' 40" N
Constellation  Leo
Description  4 members w/IC736 & IC 737

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
3 Apr 2011 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

A very faint cluster of four galaxies in a 4' area of Leo, IC736 and IC737 are visible, MCG +02-30-041 required averted vision and the faintest member MCG +02-30-040 was not visible
Other Data Sources for HCG 59
Nearby objects for HCG 59
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.