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A few galaxies in Canes Venatici

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#1 Michael11

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:32 AM

Hi all,

 

These are sketches of a few galaxies in Cenes Venatici made April 8th this year, 

Sketches were made in Negev desert in Israel (slightly dusty weather, NELM ~6.7).

Telescope: VX12 12" F/4 Newtonian on AZ-EQ6, type 1 Paracorr, Pentax XW10mm eyepiece.

 

1) Messier 106 with another 3 faint galaxies: NGC 4248 (12.5m), NGC4231 (13.3m), NGC4232 (13.6m).

 

2) Cocoon Galaxy - a interacting pair of galaxies, NGC 4490 (9.8m) and NGC4485 (13.3m).

 

Clear skies,

Michael.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:44 AM

Oh and while making these I found an older sketch of 46p/Wirtanen comet made Dec 15th 2018, which I forgot to scan and process, so here it goes as well.

Note that it had hints of tail, looking slightly asymmetrical towards NEE direction.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:46 AM

Very good sketches. Thanks Michael

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:45 PM

Michael, 

Fantastic  sketches ,wonderful detailed galaxies . But also a great observation place with 6m7 sky ,wow.

Thank you for sharing with us. 

 

Clear skies Markus 



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:11 PM

Michael,

 

Very good sketches of A few galaxies (In Canes Venatici) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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#6 Michael11

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

Thanks :)



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:54 PM

Beautiful sketches I agree, realistic too, the comet, I find it awesome.  I saw 46p briefly with my 8" reflector and it was very very similar to your sketch, only with less brightness.

 

I wish I have a 12" Newtonian one day, to capture the extra photons of these faint objects.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:01 PM

Michael,

 

All very fine looking sketches.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:17 PM

Just amazing, Michael! bow.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:02 AM

Thanks again.

 

Regarding the NELM in this site - though it's bortle 2-3 it's sometimes far from perfect (when transparency and seeing aren't that great)


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