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Thread: A night of galaxy pics pt 1
19-03-2009, 11:29 AM #1
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A night of galaxy pics pt 1
Well I was just itching to have a play as I haven't been out deep sky photographing for ages now, unfortunately all the lovely nebulae that I love to take pics of are now out of view as they all reside within our Milky Way Galaxy and Spring is a time when the milky way slides from view and lets us gaze out into the deepest darkest areas of space
Is it empty ? not a bit of it.......
Mentioned Leo in the last thread on how to see Saturn - well Leo has 3 galaxies tucked away that look beautiful through the scope these are called the trio or the 'cubs'
I like the edge on one at the top.
The 2 very different galaxies in Ursa Major - a few other little ones if you look hard enough
The Swirly one is called Bodes galaxy and I'm not really happy with it but it is the best I have so far - you can see a dust lane near the core and there is a hint of some coloured blobs in the arms wich are neblae within this very very distant galaxy
The other is being pulled by the gravity of the larger and is called the Cigar galaxy as it looks like it is on fire as well as its shape
The last is the Sombrero galaxy much better photographed from further south on the planet and with an entirely different kind of scope but it is edge on to us and kind of bulges in the middle - this was really low and just over a streetlight
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