Leo Triplet with 4 inch refractor
Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:29 AM
The same night I sketched M51, I went for Leo triplet.
M65 and M66 are really hard, I did detect an "S" structure inside M65 at high magnification, which finally was one spiral arm a bit more brighter than the other.
I think it has a lot more to offer, but that night the transparency was not at it's best.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:37 AM
Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:00 AM
Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:12 AM
The dark lane is pretty small and not contrasty. With high magnification and patience, you can see it.
My skies are around 21.3-21.4 (old SQM) or 21.6 SQM-L. Not specially dark, but having a weekend house in such skies is something that was out of my mind some years ago.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:45 AM
An excellent observation of the Leo Triplet using your 4 inch refractor. You recorded some detail over the galaxies. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:23 PM
Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:19 AM
Amazing capture with a four inch scope.
Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:57 AM
another fine sketch!
You saw the dark lane with 4",
I think You must had a very dark place !?