(IAAC) Obj: Hickson 32 (galaxy group) Inst: 17.5" f/4.4

Observer: Steve Gottlieb
Your skills: Advanced
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-2-8/9, 3:00-9:00 UT
Location: Sierra Nevada foothills, CA USA (37N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.5
Seeing: 1"
Moon up: no
Instrument: 17.5" f/4.4 (Dob)
Magnification: 100x, 220x, 280x
Filters used: None
Object: Various Hickson Groups
Category: Compact galaxy groups
Constellation: Eridanus, Orion, Lepus, Cancer, Leo
These observations were recently made while waiting for Hale-Bopp to rise!
Included are detailed notes of several challenging Hickson groups including
Hickson 30, 31, 32, 34 and 37 and 38.  Observing aids included Hickson's
CCD images from the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, Megastar-generated
finder charts and digitized images downloaded from SkyView.
Hickson 32a = M-03-13-053
05 01.8 -15 27
17.5:the brightest member of Hickson 32 appears extremely faint and small,
round, 15" diameter.  Located just 23" E of a mag 13.5 star.  Visible ~40%
of time with averted vision.  Appears fainter than 13.4V.
Steve Gottlieb
Albany, CA