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Galaxy pair in Perseus (ngc 1160 and ngc 1161)

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#1 Raul Leon

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:15 PM

Ngc 1160 and Ngc 1161 are a pair of galaxies in Perseus ; magnitudes: 12.8 and 11 ; located in the same field of view, these galaxies are placed among a beautiful star field. ; both are elongated with Ngc 1161 being the brighter one.I used a 10mm Ethos at 158x magnification with my 14.5 Starstructure Dob f/4.3

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:36 PM

Raul,

 

Very fine captures of both of these. 

I looked for them on a poor night without seeing either one of them.

Will try again from a good site this year.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:43 PM

Classic grey smudges of light. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:54 AM

Raul,

 

Nice sketch of Galaxy pair in Perseus (NGC 1160 and NGC 1161) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

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#5 Ivan Maly

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:04 PM

That's pretty much what I saw when I viewed this pair with my old 16-inch seven years ago. Nice rendition of this field!

 

Incidentally, Raul, do you photograph or scan your sketches? I like the uniform, natural background you achieve.



#6 Raul Leon

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

Hi Ivan, 

                Thanks and yes I scan all my sketches but don't fix up or photoshop my image , as you can see by my stars sometimes aren't perfectly round. What you see is what I did at the eyepiece. 



#7 Ivan Maly

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:22 PM

I assume you sketch on white paper and invert black-to-white digitally. Any tips for how not to get your background overexposed and completely white when scanning? I see what looks like paper texture in your posted images. Does your scanner allow you to set the exposure so that the texture of the background is captured and does not become overexposed white?



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:21 PM

Hi Ivan,
No, I don't invert sketches. I use black arist grade tile paper ,which is a thick quality paper and use white charcoal pencils. It is a technique that I have always used.I almost forgot , I also use a paper blending stump, to smooth out the charcoal when needed.

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