Object: Galaxy group Hickson 68, NGC 5353++     Constell: CVN

RA: 13h 53.45m          Decl: +40° 17'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 10.7m (v)  (-53)   Size: 2.2'x1.1'         Type: S0 sp

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 11./12.4.1993, 00.45

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 126x              Filter:
Field: 30'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 

Brightness:             Alt:    
Description: A nice small group. The title of the brightest
galaxy is shared by the (interacting) pair NGC 5353 & 5354. 
NGC 5354 (11.3m (v), 1.5'x1.3', S0?, Br3) is almost round and
strongly concentrated. 
NGC 5353 is elliptical 2:1 but otherwise a lot like it's
companion. Br3.
NGC 5350 (11.3m (v), 3.2'x2.3', SB(r)b, Br4): Fainter than -53
and -54 but still easy. Round, somewhat concentrated with no
obvious core or nucleus. 
NGC 5355 (13.1m (v), 1.2'x0.7', S0?, Br5): Very small but quite
concentrated making the galaxy suprisingly easy.
NGC 5358 (14.6m (b), 1.1'x0.3', S0, Br5): Strongly elongated
(3:1) and concentrated. Very faint but still not difficult.