- Galaxies & Groups (Her) -

And (96) Cep (5) Del (13) Leo (112) Peg (134) Tri (49)
Aql (3) Cet (21) Dra (70) Lep (4) Per (31) UMa (162)
Aqr (11) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (59) UMi (4)
Ari (35) Cnc (59) Eri (3) LMi (31) Pup (1) Vir (112)
Aur (1) Com (102) Gem (35) Lyn (63) Ser (16) Vul (3)
Boo (19) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cam (45) CVn (86) Hya (4) Oph (2) Sgr (1)
Cas (6) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)

IC 4614 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC4614
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h37m47.19s / +36°06'54.32"
Brightness / Size: 14m5 / 0.8x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6m3+, SQM-L 21.2
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 21.0
Unfortunately not seen, although the nearby NGC6197 was visible.
FAILED

MCG+4-42-22 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: MCG+4-42-22
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h01m33.62s / +26°15'10.91"
Brightness / Size: b14m8 / 0.8x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2 FAILED

NGC 6060 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6060, UGC10196
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h05m51.98s / +21°29'05.94"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 2.0x1.1'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.5
With an altitude of about 30° quite low standing.
FAILED

NGC 6154 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6154, UGC10382, H3.680
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h25m30.50s / +49°50'24.47"
Brightness / Size: 12m7 / 2.1x2.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Very faint, foundish. Barely held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6155 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6155, UGC10385, H2.690
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h26m08.31s / +48°22'00.91"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 1.3x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Round, diffuse, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6194 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6194
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h36m37.18s / +36°12'01.80"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 1.0x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6m3+, SQM-L 21.2
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 21.0
Roundish with slightly brighter center.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 111x ein schwacher Nebel zur Mitte heller werdend
EASY

NGC 6196 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6196, IC4615, UGC10482
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h37m53.95s / +36°04'23.31"
Brightness / Size: 12m9 / 1.3x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6m3+, SQM-L 21.2
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 21.0
At 80x round (?) with slightly brighter center. At 150x evident with averted vision. Center appeared much more brighter.

MODERATE
René Merting
8" f/4, 162x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 114x indirekt immer wieder aufblitzend, eher ein unscharfer Stern - bei 162x ist die Galaxie sicher indirekt sichtbar, leicht flächig

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 111x als stellare Aufhellung erkennbar
EASY

NGC 6197 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6197, IC4616
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h37m59.91s / +35°59'43.84"
Brightness / Size: 14m6 / 1.3x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6m3+, SQM-L 21.2
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 21.0
Small, roundish, faint.
MODERATE

NGC 6207 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6207, UGC10521, H2.701
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h43m03.75s / +36°49'56.73"
Brightness / Size: 11m4 / 3.0x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
55mm f/9.1, 90x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
70mm f/5.7, 72x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Almost held with averted vision, oval to slightly elongated, faint, evenly bright.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
Evident with averted vision, slightly elongated, evenly bright.

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MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Already seen at 37x as slightly elongated nebula with averted vision. At 100x elongated, a bit brighter core, otherwise evenly bright, seen with direct vision. Nearby the great globular cluster M13!

EASY
René Merting
100mm f/6.4, 71x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 49x kann indirekt eine kleine schwache Aufhellung gehalten werden - sie ist leicht länglich NO-SW-elongiert - bei 71x ist die Galaxie indirekt noch deutlicher sichtbar - im Süden wirkt sie leicht heller

MODERATE
8" f/4, 85x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 40x als länglicher Nebel erkennbar - leichte Helligkeitszunahme zur Mitte hin - bei 85x wird die Galaxie noch deutlicher mit diffusen Außenrändern sichtbar - nach wie vor nur leichte Elongation erkennbar

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x zeigt sich die Galaxie mit einer Elongation von 3:1 - bei 160x wird indirekt eine stellare Aufhellung sichtbar
EASY

NGC 6233 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6233, UGC10573
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h50m15.73s / +23°34'47.48"
Brightness / Size: 13m3 / 1.4x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 6255 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6255, UGC10606, H3.689
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h54m47.96s / +36°30'03.16"
Brightness / Size: 12m7 / 3.6x1.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4+, NELM 6m3+, SQM-L 21.2
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 21.0
Evenly bright, slight elongated (W-E). Overall rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC 6267 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6267, UGC10628, H3.123
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h58m08.68s / +22°59'06.22"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 1.3x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Very faint, evenly bright. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6276 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6276, IC1239
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h00m44.98s / +23°02'38.43"
Brightness / Size: 14m6 / 0.7x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC 6278 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6278, UGC10656, H3.124
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h00m50.34s / +23°00'39.44"
Brightness / Size: 12m4 / 2.1x1.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Slightly elongated. Well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC 6308 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6308, UGC10747
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h11m59.73s / +23°22'48.33"
Brightness / Size: 13m4 / 1.2x1.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC 6314 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6314, UGC10752
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h12m38.73s / +23°16'12.54"
Brightness / Size: 13m0 / 1.6x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Roundish, slight brightening toward the middle.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6315 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6315
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h12m46.13s / +23°13'24.51"
Brightness / Size: 13m2 / 1.0x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 6417 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6417, UGC10945
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h41m47.81s / +23°40'20.14"
Brightness / Size: 13m4 / 1.4x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Roundish, diffuse brightening. Nearby interfering 6.96m star.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6427 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6427, NGC6431, UGC10957
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h43m38.60s / +25°29'38.01"
Brightness / Size: 13m3 / 1.6x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Oval with fairly bright core.
MODERATE

NGC 6429 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6429, UGC10960
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h44m05.34s / +25°21'02.56"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 1.8x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Relatively well seen with averted vision. Oval shape with brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC 6482 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6482, UGC11009
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h51m48.80s / +23°04'19.04"
Brightness / Size: 11m4 / 2.1x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x nearly stellar and well seen with averted vision. At 200x seen with direct vision, obviously extended with very bright core.
EASY

NGC 6484 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6484, UGC11010
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h51m46.97s / +24°29'00.15"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 1.9x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Roundish, slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 6486 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6486
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h52m35.30s / +29°49'05.37"
Brightness / Size: b15m0 / 0.8x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Roundish, compact, pretty faint. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6487 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6487, UGC11022
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h52m41.83s / +29°50'19.36"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 1.9x1.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x roundish, very faint. At 80x and 150x roundish, slightly condensed.
MODERATE

NGC 6504 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6504, UGC11053
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h56m05.71s / +33°12'30.02"
Brightness / Size: 12m5 / 2.2x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Slightly elongated, relatively faint, diffuse.
MODERATE

NGC 6518 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6518
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 17h59m43.76s / +28°51'59.87"
Brightness / Size: b15m0 / 0.4x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 80x pretty small, faint, roundish to slightly oval, rather evenly bright. At 150x also roundish to slightly oval, slightly condensed.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 111x ist die Galaxie sichtbar, sie bildet ein Pärchen mit einem unmittelbar nordwestlich stehendem schwachen Stern - indirekt wirkt sie heller, leicht diffus und ist über den stellaren Status bereits hinaus - bei 160x zeigt sich eine leichte OW-Elongation und östlich innerhalb der Galaxie blitzt eine stellare Aufhellung auf
EASY

NGC 6585 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6585, UGC11159
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h12m21.80s / +39°37'58.88"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 1.9x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5m7+, SQM-L 20.9
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.7
Elongated, somewhat broader center, overall very faint, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6616 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6616, UGC11192
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h17m41.10s / +22°14'18.59"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 1.4x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5m7+, SQM-L 20.9
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.5
Extremely faint, obviously elongated. Points towards a nearby 11.3m star. Glimpsed in some few moments with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0+, SQM-L 21.1
Held with averted vision all the time as elongated, very faint, evenly bright nebula.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6619 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6619, UGC11200
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h18m55.55s / +23°39'20.19"
Brightness / Size: 13m0 / 1.2x1.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Roundish brightening. Fairly well seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6623 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6623, UGC11203
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h19m42.85s / +23°42'34.63"
Brightness / Size: 13m0 / 1.3x1.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Fairly well seen with averted vision as roundish, faint brightening.
MODERATE

NGC 6628 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6628, UGC11211
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h22m21.91s / +23°28'42.59"
Brightness / Size: 12m9 / 1.9x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed with averted vision as roundish brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6632 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6632, UGC11226
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h25m03.09s / +27°32'07.32"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 3.0x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x oval, rather evenly bright, less evident. At 80x slightly condensed. Close to an evident pair of stars (NW).
MODERATE

NGC 6641 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6641, UGC11250
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h28m57.38s / +22°54'10.70"
Brightness / Size: 13m4 / 0.9x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5m7+, SQM-L 20.9
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.5
Roundish, relatively small, faint, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6658 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6658, UGC11274
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h33m55.68s / +22°53'17.89"
Brightness / Size: 12m9 / 1.6x0.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Fairly faint, elongated. Barely seen with averted vision. A 12.27m star at the northern edge.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6660 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6660, NGC6661, UGC11282
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h34m36.66s / +22°54'34.77"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 1.8x1.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Roundish, slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 6674 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6674, UGC11308
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h38m33.89s / +25°22'30.39"
Brightness / Size: 12m2 / 4.2x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x faint, oval. At 80x oval, almost evenly bright.
MODERATE

UGC 10528 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC10528
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h44m49.55s / +22°31'15.20"
Brightness / Size: b13m5 / 2.4x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.6
Pretty faint, rather evenly bright, roundish, occasionally oval. In the center lies a 12.56 mag star. The galaxy appears as an evident halo around this star.
MODERATE

UGC 11082 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC11082
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h00m05.51s / +26°21'59.74"
Brightness / Size: b14m4 / 0.8x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Roundish, rather evenly bright, pretty faint.
MODERATE

UGC 11097 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC11097
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h02m24.51s / +26°02'39.20"
Brightness / Size: b14m6 / 1.4x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Slightly elongated, evenly bright. Permanently seen with averted vision, but faint.
DIFFICULT