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#1 bertandlaville

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 08:48 AM

Hi All,

 

I think most of us know very well the galaxy NGC 404 which can be seen optically aside Mirach, one of the brightest stars of Andromeda constellation.

NGC 404 is a fairly bright elliptical galaxy, about m10v. However it is rather tough to observe in the dazzling light of the golden yellow star.

 

But do you know that there is quite the same field in Grus, with NGC 7213 and Alnaïr, alpha Grus, m1.7v ?

The only difference is the yellower Mirach, the whiter Alnair. 

 

My observations in scopes from 10 to 25" inches:

NGC 404: http://www.deepsky-d...0404/dsdlang/fr

NGC 7213: http://www.deepsky-d...7213/dsdlang/fr

 

Clear skies

Bertrand

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 09:35 AM

Bertrand,

 

Very nice sketches of The hidden galaxy behind the bright star smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



#3 DDEV

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 01:49 PM

Hi Bertrand, 

 

Very interesting post - and your sketches are sublime. Nice work!

 

Darren,



#4 PXR-5

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:38 PM

Very nice Bertrand :)

#5 frank5817

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 10:56 PM

Bertrand,

 

Superb work

 

Frank :)




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