Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:33 AM
Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:34 AM
Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:56 AM
Excellent observations of three interesting ring galaxies (NGC 2685/2859/3718). Congratulations on detecting the ring segments.
Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:35 AM
Thanks for sharing!
Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:35 PM
Nice sketches of NGC 2859, NGC 2685 and NGC 3718 .
Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:23 PM
These are excellent sketches of these selected galaxies.
I especially like NGC 2859 which shows very fine detail for a ring galaxy.
Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:32 AM
Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:14 AM
I often get a reading of 21.2-21.3 at my home location or even better at my cottage (that is located in a starry sky park). So I guess I should be able to see some of these structures with 2cm less aperture and averted vision. Unfortunately nowadays we have high humidity and that does not really help glimpsing faint details.
Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:40 AM
Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:59 AM
A very interesting project and as usual, excellent sketches. I know that the Webb Deep Sky Society in their 151 issue in 2010 has an article on polar ring galaxies and observing them. Here is a copy of the main page: LINK. It is an interesting article if you have access to it.
Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:57 AM
Thank you for that hint. After some searching I found the article online.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:02 AM
Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:19 AM