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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

Transparency's been exceptionally good over the last two days so it's time for some "big boys" deep-sky. :D From this particular cluster I could identify 5 galaxies with obviously NGC7768 in its centre (mag. 12,3). Well, not bad I'd say...

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

Wow, what a nice sketch of this group. Beautiful, really beautiful.

Congratualtion Peter.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

Peter,

Very nice, that's getting to the limit of the sky conditions in fine fashion. Impressive sketch.

Frank :)

#4 PeterDob

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:46 AM

Thank you very much, André and Frank! This just tastes for more!!! :grin:

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

And this is over 300 million light years I believe. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sketch. This is beyond ( no pun intended ) me given my scope and skies.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:01 AM

Really??? 300 million LY??? Gosh! I didn't even realise... :silly:

Thanks for the input and the compliment, Randolph! :D

Peter

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

It is always amazing when we can see such distant objects. We can say the number, but who can really get their minds around such distances...or expanses of time. That's one of the reasons I am hooked on amateur astronomy. Thanks again for translating what your eyes saw into such an amazing sketch. If I had ready access to dark skies I would definitely come down with aperture fever!
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:50 AM

*jealous*

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Peter,

Nice capture of Abell 2666 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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