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Aql (3) Cet (20) Dra (63) Lep (4) Per (25) UMa (139)
Aqr (11) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (57) UMi (4)
Ari (35) Cnc (59) Eri (3) LMi (28) Pup (1) Vir (104)
Aur (1) Com (86) Gem (35) Lyn (57) Ser (15) Vul (3)
Boo (15) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cam (45) CVn (84) Hya (3) Oph (2) Sgr (1)
Cas (6) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)

Arp 72 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Arp72
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h46m56.00s / +17°53'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC5994 v14.8 mag 0.4x0.2'
NGC5996 (UGC10033, H2.97) v12.8 mag 1.7x0.9' (20°)
The much more fainter NGC5994 is located southwestern of NGC5996.

8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.0
I only focused on the brighter NGC5996, which was well seen with averted vision as slightly oval nebula, getting somewhat brighter toward the middle.
MODERATE

Arp 91 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Arp91
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h34m34.00s / +15°12'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC5953 (UGC9903, H2.178) v12.0 mag 1.6x1.3' (50°)
NGC5954 (UGC9904, H2.179) v12.2 mag 1.3x0.6' (5°)
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
NGC5953: Slightly oval with brighter core. Oval shape comes from nearby NGC5954, which appeared much fainter.

NGC5954: Fairly small & compact. Difficult to separate from nearby NGC5993. Barely seen with averted vision.

A more detailed observation of this galaxy pair will follow.
MODERATE

NGC5887 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5887, UGC9779
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h14m43.99s / +01°09'15.11"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 1.2x1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.7: At 80x rather compact, at 150x roundish, evenly bright, faint.
MODERATE

NGC5921 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5921, UGC9824, H1.148
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h21m56.56s / +05°04'13.94"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 4.8x4.0'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Faint, roundish, slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC5951 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5951, UGC9895, H2.654
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h33m43.07s / +15°00'26.26"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 3.6x0.8'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC5953 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5953, UGC9903, H2.178
Group: Arp91
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h34m32.40s / +15°11'37.80"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 1.6x1.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval with brighter core. Oval shape comes from nearby NGC5954.
MODERATE

NGC5954 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5954, UGC9904, H2.179
Group: Arp91
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h34m35.17s / +15°11'53.67"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 1.3x0.6'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Fairly small & compact. Difficult to separate from nearby NGC5993. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC5962 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5962, UGC9926, H2.96
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h36m31.64s / +16°36'28.42"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 3.0x2.2'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval with brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC5970 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5970, UGC9943, H2.76
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h38m29.98s / +12°11'11.79"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 3.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
At 37x roundish, fairly faint. At 100x core appeared a bit brighter.
EASY

NGC5972 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5972, UGC9946
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h38m54.14s / +17°01'34.42"
Brightness / Size: v13.6 mag / 1.0x0.7'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC5980 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5980, UGC9974, H2.655
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h41m30.40s / +15°47'15.69"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 1.9x0.7'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.6: Rather small, diffuse brightening. I couldn't see an elongation. Overall pretty faint.
MODERATE

NGC5984 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5984, UGC9987, H2.656
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h42m53.19s / +14°13'53.13"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 2.9x0.7'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC5996 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5996, UGC10033, H2.97
Group: Arp72
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h46m58.87s / +17°53'03.18"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.7x0.9'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval with slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC6020 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6020, IC1148, UGC10100
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 15h57m08.12s / +22°24'16.37"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.4x1.0'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: With an altitude of about 30° quite low standing. Also tried 92x.
FAILED

NGC6118 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6118, UGC10350, H2.402
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 16h21m48.62s / -02°17'00.32"
Brightness / Size: v11.7 mag / 4.7x1.9'
4.5" f/8, 72x, Bortle 6
Tried magnifications from 28x to 100x, but nothing seen.

FAILED
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.6, SQM-L 21.6
Already seen at 37x fairly well. Elongated, quite faint, evenly bright without distinct core.
MODERATE