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#1 lunar

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:21 PM

These were two interesting objects. I zeroed-in on them under 200X, and fit them both in the field. The galaxy at left was condensed, yet bright, and had somewhat of a mottled nucleus visible with averted vision. The galaxy at right was the show-stopper though. It appeared edge-on, had a bright nucleus and there was somewhat of a mottled brightness throughout the entire thing. Especially in the nucleus-area.

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Brandon Doyle

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#2 nitsky

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

Great job Brandon,
With a 10", what part of N.Y. are you observing from, that was an incredible sketch, thankyou for shairing.
Clearskys, and many of them,
Dave

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

Terrific sketches, Brandon.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:04 PM

Brandon,

Nice work on this fine pair of galaxies.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

A nice duo. What are you active last time! Great sketches!

#6 Hypnotist

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:05 PM

Brandon,

Great sketch of those two galaxies. :bow: :jawdrop:
Out of all the sketches I've seen yours are some of the finest! How do you do that?!

Looking forward to some more!

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Bart

p.s. Are you into any astrophotography?

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

Nice pair! I vaguely remember it from a year ago when I observed it with my 4". NGC 4762 seems to have a hugely warped outer disk in deep photos.

#8 lunar

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:02 PM

Thank you for the compliments :jump:

nitsky, I observe from the Western part of NY.

And Bartholomew, I've been sketching deep sky objects for as long as I can remember. They didn't always look like this however. I started rather simple, then gradually got better & better. I love trying to catch faint and fine detail in the nebulous "clumps" of galaxies and planetary nebulae. I only wish I had a larger-aperture 'scope. Say, 20"-30:? We can all dream, can't we? Maybe someday...

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Brandon Doyle






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