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TenthEnemy
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M63, M94, and NGC 4490
      #5295711 - 06/30/12 12:38 AM Attachment (83 downloads)

Here are three galaxies I observed on May 10th with a 76mm reflector. First is M63, this relatively bright galaxy looks nice in any telescope.

Edited by TenthEnemy (07/01/12 09:35 AM)


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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #5295715 - 06/30/12 12:42 AM Attachment (70 downloads)

Next is M94, which is possibly the easiest galaxy to see. This galaxy has the appearance of a bright globular cluster and is a great target for small telescopes.

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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #5295718 - 06/30/12 12:45 AM Attachment (69 downloads)

Last is NGC 4490. This odd galaxy and its companion are fascinating in a larger scope, but in a 70mm it is just a faint, vaguely rectangular glow.

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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #5296147 - 06/30/12 10:28 AM

BAM!

Go the small aperture, Tenth.

It takes some doing to squeeze all the juice out of a small aperture. It isn't all about aperture, but really pulling everything you can from what you've got. I am really impressed, mate!


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5296225 - 06/30/12 11:27 AM

TenthEnemy,

All 3 of these beauties are in the same piece of sky and if you have a sky like yours these great views are possible as you have shown with these superb sketches.

Frank


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: frank5817]
      #5296939 - 06/30/12 08:50 PM

Nicely done and 3 fun targets to get.

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JayinUTModerator
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5297127 - 06/30/12 11:31 PM

Tenth,

Very nicely done and very enjoyable. Where were you observing from?


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Ed D
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Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5297521 - 07/01/12 09:17 AM

Very nice sketches. You must have been observing in reasonably dark skies.

Ed D


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TenthEnemy
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Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: Ed D]
      #5297571 - 07/01/12 09:46 AM

Thank you all for the comments. I observed these galaxies from my front yard, deep in the "red zone" surrounding Washington D.C., this is where I make almost all of my observations and sketches. I think people often underestimate what can be accomplished under a bright suburban sky.

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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

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Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #5298041 - 07/01/12 02:51 PM

You are right about that. A lot can be done under those conditions. And, when the people are "thicker" there is more opportunity to show what can be done.

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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #5298221 - 07/01/12 04:59 PM

Great sketches made with the small scope.

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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5298651 - 07/01/12 10:31 PM

Very nicely done indeed!

Jean


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niteskystargazer
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Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #5299336 - 07/02/12 03:56 PM

TenthEnemy,

Very good sketches of M-63, M-94 & NGC-4490 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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cpr1
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Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5299779 - 07/02/12 08:24 PM

Very nice sketches. I am amazed you can get those with a 76mm reflector. Let alone from a red zone!!!

You must have owl vision.


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Ildi
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Reged: 04/10/11

Loc: Romania
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: cpr1]
      #5300528 - 07/03/12 11:35 AM

Really nice sketches , this isanother great example that its not all about aperture, great things can be done with small scopes.Very nicely done!

Ildi


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phily
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Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: Ildi]
      #5301742 - 07/04/12 04:20 AM

Great sketches from such a small aperture.
Phil


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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: M63, M94, and NGC 4490 new [Re: phily]
      #5305775 - 07/06/12 05:26 PM

Hi.

I join the other comments to tell you they are very nice sketches especially from a red zone. But I agree with you, lot of DSO are visible from my red zone backyard.

Andre.


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