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NGC 4565. The Needle Galaxy

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#1 marianogj

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

I send you this sketch of NGC 4565 (The needle galaxy)

Location: RA: 12h 33m 52.0s, Dec: +26 ° 15 '46 "
Magnitude: 9.2
Constellation: Coma Berenices.
Type: galaxy
Locality: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN
Date: May 19, 2012.
Time: 23:30 T.U.
Materials used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop.
Celestron Telescope S / C 8 "Mount Cgt-5
Hyperion Aspheric 31 mm; Magnification: 65x.

More information: Dibujo Astronómico

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#2 Erik Bakker

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

Very nice sketch Mariano!

This is the first galaxy that got my attention when I was a kid. Beautifully rendered in your sketch with the right "atmosphere" :bow:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:49 PM

Very sharp and beautiful sketch. I like it!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Mariano,

A real treat to see your sketch of NGC 4565 here.
It is difficult to see this one with a 10" from an urban site. I dare say your location is transparent and away from city lights. Great capture - beautiful sketch.

Frank :)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

Mariano,

Very nice sketch of NGC 4565 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Mariano,
This is a wonderful sketch. It really looks like the galaxy as seen in my scope. I will bet though, that if you will use a little more magnification ( something like 126x) you will see the dark lane using averted vision. Just a thought for next time.

#7 Rutilus

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

Extremely nice sketch of NGC 4565.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nice sketch of one of my favorites

#9 marianogj

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:26 AM

Thank you all for your comments.
Frank, my location (Observatory Bonilla, Cuenca-Spain) is transparent and away from city lights.
BLB, I could not see the dark line with 155x..............Mariano Gibaja. Dibujo Astronómico

#10 Jef De Wit

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

:waytogo:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

I like the detail in it and the accuracy of the stars.
Very nice sketch! :)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

wwould you of happened to record the nelm at the time of this sketch????

I have been doing some experimenting with this galaxy and a few others to see what apeture,mag,conditions it takes to see the dust lanes in bright edge on galaxies

i have sketched this galaxy nmerous times with apertures from 6 to 20!!!!

with a 20'' from dark skies the view of this galaxy is breathtaking!!!!

i have seen the dust lane at 180x with a 10'' from my backyard!!! and with my new 16'' this galaxy looks amazing even in light pollted skies!!

amazing sketch though!!!! i would love to see some other of your sketches!!!!

#13 marianogj

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

Hello whirpoolm51 the NEML is of 5,64 (chart 16 UMa-CVn). :foreheadslap: I will return to observe the galaxy this weekend. Thank you for his comment........... Dibujo Astronómico

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

Excellent sketch. I envy your lovely clear skies!
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:46 PM

beautiful! thanks for sharing...

#16 Ed D

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:13 PM

Mariano, when I looked at your sketch it made me wonder how many beings are in that galaxy looking at us. Very nicely done!!!

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