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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

I made a few sketches of galaxies in the Virgo cluster on May 9.

I started by observing NGC 4567/8, a very close pair of spiral galaxies.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

Then the nearby NGC 4564.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

And M58, a spiral that showed just a hint of an arc.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:44 PM

I then moved the scope over to the area around M59 and M60. I sketched the small and bright galaxy NGC 4638. I either couldn't see or couldn't resolve NGC 4637, which is basically touching this galaxy.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:48 PM

Finally, I concluded my observation of the Virgo cluster with a sketch of M60. This elliptical galaxy has an active spiral galaxy called NGC 4647 embedded in its glow. The sketch is missing stars because the galaxy went behind a tree before I could finish the sketch.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 11:45 PM

My, you've been busy!

Lovely work there. Nicely rendered to faithfully reproduce the "at the eyepiece" experience.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:15 AM

Great job rendering these galaxies so realistically, TenthEnemy.

#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:02 PM

TE, another set of fine sketches!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

TE,

An excellent set of galaxy observations. You have captured them all delicately. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

TenthEnemy,

:thanx:, for all of your nice sketches of the Galaxies in Virgo :).

CS,KLIU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

TE,

Keep going these are wonderful to look at.

Frank :)

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

Tenth,

Excellent job on your sketches. They are indeed very eyepiece realistic.

#13 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

Thank you all for commenting on my sketches. I'm still waiting for another opportunity to explore this fascinating region of the sky.






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