- Thin Galaxies (Hya) -

Here I will present some quite thin galaxies with an axis ratio of at least 1:5. Nevertheless this value is calculated from the given angular size, so the visual impression can differ.

And (5) Cnc (6) Del (1) Hya (1) Lyn (4) Sex (1)
Ari (1) Com (4) Dra (9) Lac (2) Peg (6) Tri (2)
Boo (2) CVn (5) Gem (1) Leo (5) Psc (2) UMa (9)
Cam (3) Cyg (1) Her (1) LMi (1) Ser (1) Vir (7)

MCG-1-24-1 (GLX)

Image source: DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: MCG-1-24-1, UGCA150
Type: GLX
Constellation: Hya
Coordinates: 09h10m49.46s / -08°53'26.51"
Brightness / Size: 11m3 / 5.3x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.5
Towards horizon the sky was unfortunately a bit hazy. At 108x the halo around the 9.43 mag star seemed to be a bit irregular, but I didn't saw the galaxy for sure. I also tried it at 50x and 75x. But I'm pretty sure, that the galaxy could be seen with this aperture under better conditions.

8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.5
At 80x obviously oval / slightly elongated shape (NE-SW), getting somewhat brighter toward the middle. At 150x the galaxy appeared very elongated. At both magnifications quite easily seen with averted vision.

René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 206x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 111x ist die Superthin als zarter langer Schimmer sichtbar, der knapp am Stern vorbei zu zeigen scheint - zur Mitte hin wird die Galaxie heller - kurz vor dem nordöstlichen Ende leuchtet immer etwas stellar auf - bei 206x zeigt sich eine richtig schöne Spindel im Nordosten verzieren zwei Vordergrundsterne die Galaxie