See also: IC 310 field,NGC 1272+5 and ngc 1275
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
than -74.

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
stellar.