For whatever reason, I really like galaxy groups. Paul Hickson compiled a catalog of these groups and every once in a while I image one of them. They tend to be dim and small, so they can be fairly challenging. With the Moon leaving the picture, I spent two nights on Hickson 68, one of the brighter groupings. I framed it so I could also get NGC 5371 in the picture. It is the brightest galaxy at magnitude 11.3 and is to the left. Hickson 68 consists of the 5 galaxies to the right. The brightest of them is NGC 5353 at magnitude 12.0. The barred spiral is NGC 5350 at magnitude 12.3. The bright yellow star very nearby is HD 121197 and is magnitude 6.48.
Here are my occasional thoughts on Astrophotography, Astronomy, and whatever else catches my attention.