NGC 524 -- Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces
NGC 524 -- A Small Success
NGC 524 was my challenge for the night.  This small smudge may not appear like much in my
drawing, but it represents one, of a group of galaxies, that peppers the area.  The Uranometria
2000 Star Atlas, shows ten galaxies belonging to the NGC 524 Galaxy Group.  From my
suburban backyard with the 155mm refractor, I was fortunate to find the brightest galaxy in the
group. Even then, I was only seeing the 1 arcminute-sized core of the galaxy and missing the
full 3.5 arcminute size normally stated in the literature.  I still count my visual encounter with this
group of galaxies as a success.