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#1 Aaron

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

Took a recent dark site opportunity to draw some bright galaxies. I hope the brightness is good for most computer screens.

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#2 Jeff Young

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

Nice sketches, Aaron!

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:31 PM

Aaron,

You did an excellent job rendering these Springtime galaxies. :bow:

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#4 Tommy5

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:15 PM

Very realistic view of these springtime galaxies, i saw M-104, and the Leo galaxies for the first time last friday night at MVCC with Frank's college scope, i can only imagine how cool they would be from a dark sight, your sketch however gives me a good idea of what they would look like.

#5 DSalters

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:26 PM

Thanks for the sketches, Aaron. This is exactly what I was looking for. I have a 13" mirror that I will be building a Dob for this summer and fall and wanted to see a good representation of what I can expect. These look very realistic and are encouraging!

#6 CarlosEH

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:04 AM

Aaron,

Excellent observations of various galaxies visible in the Spring sky. You have captured the spiral structure of M51 and M101 very nicely as well as the dust lane of M104. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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#7 Tom Machtemes

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

Aaron

You have some nice sketches.

:thanx:

Tom






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