The Delight of Sarah's Galaxy
Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:01 PM
Tech note: I have been pleased, once all the quirks were fixed, with an IQ45 mount with a C8, which was now being used more than a 12.5 Dob. Enjoy the Dob, but the 45 is steady, Go-to is decent, and the astro-video makes an excellent way to make the combo sing. To boot...it's all still pretty portable. Makes sketching/studying easier.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:56 AM
An excellent observation of a famous member of the Leo Triplet, NGC 3628. This is a striking edge-on galaxy as you have recorded. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
I am glad that the IQ45 equatorial mount is working out well for you and Linda. It will make it easier to move around.
The best of luck to you and Linda.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:22 PM
This galaxy is the most interesting member of the Leo triplet to look at.
Your sketch of NGC 3628 shows very fine dust lanes.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:55 AM