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A nice pair and and two edge on galaxies


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Its getting later but by 10om it was dark enough so I went hunting again.

The best of tonights catch by far for me was a lovely little pair of galaxies in the plough. NGC 5480/1 are both faint and only come out with averted vision but its a fine experience to see them both emerge when you look to the side. I though NGC 5480 was a little brighter than NGC 5481 but in the books they have the same sbr...Very different colours on the SDSS image which might explain it.:)

A few nice edge ons seem NGC 5448 and NGC 3320..

I tried a few lower in the sky but they defeated me. It really is much better above 45deg elevation at my site.

Dark skies..


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