The following links give photos, object information, and my observing notes (when available) for individual Hickson groups. Note carefully the scale of each DSS photo; it is not always the same. I have used a logarithmic scaling to bring out faint detail and hopefully facilitate better printing, at the expense of sometimes washing out the cores of galaxies. I generally use powers from 122x to 203x for the best views of faint galaxies through my 6" f/8 Newtonian. I will assume you know what "NELM" means; "TLM" is the same, except through the telescope and is probably a better indicator of conditions for this sort of observing. This value may be a bit conservative, because I sometimes spend over an hour on a faint Hickson group, but generally 15 minutes on the TLM check. You can click on the table headings on each page to get more information on the sources I used, and I also give a link to the NED page for each galaxy.
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File last modified: 17 December 2004