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 Weather: 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.