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NGC 4038/NGC 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies

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#1 lunar

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:06 PM

Last night I also happened to get a sketch of the Ringtail Galaxies, which did show a quite a bit more detail than I was expecting. About a year ago when I was just starting out in astronomy I tried to see this object, but never did. Now it seems like quite a bit of surprise because it was right there!

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:24 PM

Brandon,

Nice sketch of NGC 4038 / NGC 4039 The Antennae Galaxies :)

:thanx:,

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for the compliment :jump:

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:30 PM

Terrific sketch, Brandon. I'd love to see a negative image version too.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:47 AM

Brandon,

An excellent observation of the Antennae galaxies (NGC 4038/4039). You have captured the delicate detail over these galaxies very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

Good job! I tried it many times, but because it's always low in the sky I never saw any detail at all.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:02 AM

Excellent, I think this is an object that I've never observed, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

Nice sketch! I don't know how dark your site was, but this pair of colliding galaxies looked like a mishappen pair of lungs from the Conecuh National Forest through my own 10-inch. There is another very warped galaxy that is a mess in photos nearby, NGC-4027. It too would show it's weird shape through your telescope.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:24 PM

Brandon,

A great looking sketch of the interacting pair.
Thanks for posting.

Frank :)

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

Beautiful sketch, Brandon. I've been interested in having a go at this galaxy duo, but given my skies I think that'd be a laughable attempt. ;) Great sketch once again!

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

Thank you for the wonderful compliments:)

And Jay, I wish you the best of luck with your observations of this galaxy duo, and hopefully the weather in your area gets better:)

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Brandon Doyle






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