HCG 68
DSS image of HCG 68
Digitized Sky Survey image of HCG 68, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of HCG 68
Overlaid DSS image of HCG 68, 10' x 10' with north at top and west to the right
PCC N79-286, RSCG 71, WBL 475

Type  Galaxy Cluster
Magnitude  10.5
Size  9.2'
RA (2000)  13h 53' 40.8"
Dec (2000)  40° 19' 7" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Description  5 members w/NGC5350, 53, 54, 55, 58

Observing Notes

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

This is a bright obvious group of galaxies, nicely framed in a 25' field, of the five members NGC5350, NGC5353, NGC5354, NGC5355 and NGC5358 only NGC5358 was challenging to spot
Other Data Sources for HCG 68
Nearby objects for HCG 68
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.