(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6027, NGC 6027A, NGC 6027B, NGC 6027C, NGC 6027D, NGC 6027E (Seyfert's Sextet) - Inst: 15" f4,5 Obsession

Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 11 Apr 2005
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15.09 N, Elev 200)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15" f4,5 Obsession
Magnification: 131x, 342x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6027, NGC 6027A-E (Seyfert's Sextet)
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag var  size var
Position: RA :  DEC :
Easily pops into the eye at even low magnification (131x). At 131x the group does 
not resolve into single galaxies but rather appears as a diffuse extended glow of 
light that matches a very faint halo of a wide galaxy. At 342x I could glimpse two 
slightly brighter patches of light within the glow of the group. It might have been 
6027A and E. Those two members of the Seyfert Sextet are the brightest 
members (13,4 and 13,9magv). The other fainter members just appear as the 
faint glow that surrounds the brighter galaxies. The overall diameter of the group 
does not exeed 1,5'.
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