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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

I like browsing the heavens in search for the "unbeaten path"; objects which are often neglected but still have so much to offer. One of these is undoubtedly this lovely galaxy in DRA. With a magnitude of just over 10 it is within reach of most telescopes and I was impressed by the amount of detail it offered. The core's bright and more or less rectangular, with the right 2/3 clearly brighter than the left 1/3. Under the core there was absolute nothing, as if a dark dust lane blocked the light there. Above it, the brightness of the core faded into the background. To the left and right there were two clear spiral arms visible like crescent moon disks and indeed separated from the core. Yes... loved it! :D

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:42 PM

Peter,

Very good capture of MGC 6503 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

Peter,

Very nice sketch of this fine spiral galaxy.

Frank :)

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

Wow, so real and natural. Beautiful Peter, you really master the night sketch with the feeling to be at your eyepiece.

Andre.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:09 AM

Great work! A fine subtile balance between the faintness of the object and still good visible on my computerscreen.

#6 PeterDob

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:11 AM

Thank you very much, all of you! I'm just trying my best... :D

Peter

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

Nice work Peter,

I can see quite a bit of detail.


Ken






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