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The Delight of Sarah's Galaxy

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#1 rolandlinda3



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

NGC 3628 is always fun to look at...whether widefield with M65/M66 or by itself. We had a chance to sit and study it for a bit in April, which yielded this story and sketch. There is religious content.

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.

#2 CarlosEH


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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.


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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.

Frank :)

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:55 AM

Thanks Carlos and Frank. It really is a nice target with astro-video because some of the detail kicks in. Hope to do it again sometime with the same video cam but someone else's larger aperture. The problem: you then really need a couple hours of solid sketching to get all the detail! For now, I was just tickled to do it with the 8.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:06 AM


Fine sketch of NGC 3628 :).




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