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The Rectangle Galaxy NGC 4449

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#1 FRANC LILL

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:05 AM

Dear sketchers,

 

NGC 4449 is an endearing irregular dwarf galaxy showing a rectangular shape. With a size of Large Magellanic Cloud, it is located just 12.5 millions light years away and belongs to the Hunting Dog galaxies cloud, not far from our Local Group. It undergoes an intense episode of young stars formation that appears clearly to the observer by kind of nodosities.

 

March 18 live  observation with help of EAA with SiOnyx Aurora night cam on afocal setup on a 16" Dobsonian, Celestron 25mm eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and transparency. Drawing on black Canson paper with dry and wax pastel pencils. Digital redrawing of the stars.

 

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Francis

 

 

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Edited by FRANC LILL, 20 March 2020 - 10:01 AM.

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#2 Mark Strollo

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:26 AM

Nice photo of an object I was not familiar with.
Did you mean 12.5 million light years?



#3 jaraxx

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:46 AM

Nice photo of an object I was not familiar with.
Did you mean 12.5 million light years?

Ah... I don't think that's a photo. Nice complement tho!



#4 FRANC LILL

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:00 AM

Of course you are right, Mark.

I change it



#5 niteskystargazer

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:59 AM

Francis,

 

Nice sketch of The Rectangle Galaxy NGC 4449 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



#6 bertandlaville

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:25 PM

Hi All,

 

For those of us who might be interested by the structure of this galaxy, here are some more informations about its HII regions.

By the way, how I saw it through my 25" Obsession.

Detailed infos here: http://www.deepsky-d...4449/dsdlang/fr

 

Clear skies

Bertrand

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#7 sunnyday

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:53 PM

still as beautiful to look at.

j'aime bien. 



#8 frank5817

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 04:04 PM

Francis,

 

An excellent sketch of this irregular galaxy. Some of those star forming regions really stand out.

 

Bertrand, Nice additional information, sketch and images.

 

Frank :)



#9 niteskystargazer

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:18 PM

Bertrand,

 

Good sketch of NGC 4449 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom




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