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NGC 55 "Local" Galaxy in Sculptor

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#1 hokkaido53

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:34 PM

A mere 7 million light years away, NGC 55 is part of the Milky Way's Galactic "Neighborhood."

Drawn with 2B graphite pencil on Canson 65# drawing paper, then processed with GIMP 2.8 software.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:42 PM

Roy,

 

This is a very nice sketch of M 55.

I have seen it but have not sketched it yet.

 

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:15 AM

Nice work Roy! I'm fighting a severe case of aperture fever here! waytogo.gif bawling.gif


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:42 PM

Roy,

 

Very nice sketch of  NGC 55 "Local" Galaxy (In Sculptor) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:12 AM

Hi All,

 

In spite all my efforts, I could never see NGC 55 from french latitudes.

Even, from Namibia, the galaxy is a little disappointing with a 80 mm scope.

On the contrary, with a 20" dobson Obsession, I could see a lot of HII regions inside.

Reports: http://www.deepsky-d...-l80/dsdlang/fr

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

Nice work, Bertrand. I like how you outlined the various HII regions.

Roy



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:39 AM

Hi Roy.

Just in case you are wondering why I like-button.jpg it, it's because is one of the very few galaxies I've observed and it brings back good memories from summer vacations at dark sites. smile.gif waytogo.gif

 

Thanks

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