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Contains:  NGC 3193, NGC 3189, NGC 3190, NGC 3187, NGC 3185
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Technical card

Resolution: 3319x2670

Dates:March 3, 2019

Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 36x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 24x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 18.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.75% job: 2565162

RA center: 10h 17' 59"

DEC center: +21° 51' 32"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.799 degrees

Field radius: 0.440

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


Paul Hickson is a Canadian astronomer who, in 1994, published ‘Atlas of Compact Groups of Galaxies’ – discovered by searching of the Palomar Sky Survey prints. Hickson galaxy group number 44 is comprised of NGC 3190, NGC 3187, NGC 3193 and NGC 3185. Hickson 44 is located around 100 million light years away in the constellation of Leo. Three of the galaxies (NGC 3190, NGC 3187 & NGC 3193) are catalogued as object number 316 in Halton Arp’s ‘Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies’ (1966).

Numerous other galaxies of varying sizes can also be seen in this field

The Hickson 44 group was photographed between 7 February and 3 March 2019 from a remote imaging rig in Spain owned and operated by Barry Wilson and Steve Milne.

Capture details are as follows:
Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Lum: 36 x 600s
Red: 24 x 600s
Green: 24 x 600s
Blue: 24 x 600s

A total of 18 hours exposure.

Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne

Sky plot

Sky plot


Hickson 44 Galaxy Group in Leo, 


            Steve Milne