See also: IC 310 field,NGC 1272+5 and
Object: Perseus galaxy cluster (Abell 426) Constell: PER
RA: 03h 18.6m Decl: +41° 30' Epoch: 2000
Mag: 12.5m (10th) Size: 126' Type: 2 0 II-III
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 3./4.1.1997, 19.45
Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x Filter:
Field: 22' NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2 Seeing: 3
Weather: -12 °C, no Moon.
Brightness: Alt: 70°
Description: Seven galaxies in one field.
NGC 1275 (11.9m (v), 2.2'x1.7', P, Br3): Clearly the brightest
and largest galaxy in the field. Quite faint but still easy.
(Almost) round, strongly concentrated towards a non-stellar
core. A mag. 14 star is visible on the W edge.
NGC 1272 (11.7m (v), 2.1'x1.9', E+, Br4): Another obvious
galaxy, visible as soon as the field glid into view for the
first time. Surface brightness about as bright as in -75's disk.
Slightly concentrated, round.
The 'double galaxy' is NGC 1277 and -78
NGC 1277 (13.4m (v), 1.0'x0.4', S0+, Br5): Slightly fainter than
-78. Small and strongly concentrated. Blends into -78 with
averted vision. Quite easy
NGC 1278 (12.4m (v), 1.6'x1.3', Ep:, Br5): Much like -77 but
slightly larger and brighter.
NGC 1274 (14.0m (v), 0.5'x0.4', E3, Br5): Very small, almost
stellar. Magnitude OK. Strongly concentrated.
NGC 1273 (13.2m (v), 1,1'x1,1', SA(r)0?, Br5): Slightly brighter
than -74. Very small (size 30''). Somewhat less concentrated
NGC 281 (13.3m (v), 1.0'x0.7', E5, Br5): Just outside the field.
Much like -73 and -74 but even more concentrated. Almost