Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

Pages: 1
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Galaxies in Virgo
      #4582092 - 05/14/11 08:36 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

I made a few sketches of galaxies in the Virgo cluster on May 9.

I started by observing NGC 4567/8, a very close pair of spiral galaxies.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4582094 - 05/14/11 08:38 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

Then the nearby NGC 4564.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4582098 - 05/14/11 08:40 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

And M58, a spiral that showed just a hint of an arc.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4582105 - 05/14/11 08:44 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

I then moved the scope over to the area around M59 and M60. I sketched the small and bright galaxy NGC 4638. I either couldn't see or couldn't resolve NGC 4637, which is basically touching this galaxy.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4582112 - 05/14/11 08:48 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

Finally, I concluded my observation of the Virgo cluster with a sketch of M60. This elliptical galaxy has an active spiral galaxy called NGC 4647 embedded in its glow. The sketch is missing stars because the galaxy went behind a tree before I could finish the sketch.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
maroubra_boy
Vendor - Gondwana Telescopes


Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4582478 - 05/15/11 12:45 AM

My, you've been busy!

Lovely work there. Nicely rendered to faithfully reproduce the "at the eyepiece" experience.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
joelimite
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #4582566 - 05/15/11 02:15 AM

Great job rendering these galaxies so realistically, TenthEnemy.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: joelimite]
      #4583310 - 05/15/11 02:02 PM

TE, another set of fine sketches!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
CarlosEH
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/19/05

Loc: Pembroke Pines, Broward County...
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4583315 - 05/15/11 02:04 PM

TE,

An excellent set of galaxy observations. You have captured them all delicately. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4584591 - 05/16/11 08:50 AM

TenthEnemy,

, for all of your nice sketches of the Galaxies in Virgo .

CS,KLIU,

,

Tom


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
frank5817
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4584945 - 05/16/11 12:19 PM

TE,

Keep going these are wonderful to look at.

Frank


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JayinUTModerator
I'm not Sleepy
*****

Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: frank5817]
      #4587852 - 05/17/11 11:07 PM

Tenth,

Excellent job on your sketches. They are indeed very eyepiece realistic.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TenthEnemy
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: Galaxies in Virgo new [Re: JayinUT]
      #4594831 - 05/21/11 06:26 PM

Thank you all for commenting on my sketches. I'm still waiting for another opportunity to explore this fascinating region of the sky.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
2 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  cildarith, JayinUT, WOBentley 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 1159

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics