HCG 62
DSS image of HCG 62
Digitized Sky Survey image of HCG 62, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of HCG 62
Overlaid DSS image of HCG 62, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy Cluster
Magnitude  12.4
Size  3.7'
RA (2000)  12h 53' 8.2"
Dec (2000)  9° 13' 27" S
Constellation  Virgo
Description  4 members

Observing Notes

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

A group of four members surrounding a 9.4mag star SAO139019, the group is dominated by the double galaxy NGC4759, which is separately identified as NGC4776 and NCG4778, rounding out the group is NGC4761 just 1' east of the double and NGC4764 3.5' south, all four are easy visible, though the double NGC4759 was just separable under very good conditions
Other Data Sources for HCG 62
Nearby objects for HCG 62
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.