Hickson 68 is a Hickson Compact Galaxy Group (also known as HCG 68). Canadian Astronomer Paul Hickson published a list of 100 compact galaxy groups in 1982. These groups are dominated by dark matter which results in strong galaxy interaction that may result in their merging and the eventual demise of the group.

Technical Information       
Date:                       April, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:              Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:                  SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:                     Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:                     AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:                LRGB = 570:130:130:130 minutes, all unbinned
Software:                 Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                                Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

Hickson 68