Jump to content

740427863_Terminatorchallenge.jpg.2f4cb93182b2ce715fac5aa75b0503c8.jpg

Three more galaxies!


mdstuart
 Share

Recommended Posts

A lovely clear night so out I went. After checking the sky by viewing the awesome Orion nebula and the crab nebula I started to pick out some galaxies.

I went for the area to the right of Orion...After a few negatives I found NGC 1600. A rather faint object in a very sparse FOV..but still good to have found a fuzzy.

Then the amazing find. A triple set of galaxies..NGC 1589 is next to a field star but moving 10 mins of arc down (just within the FOV of my 6mm TMB) you come to a pair of eliptical galaxies NGC 1587/8. NGC 1587 is pretty obvious but it looked odd in shape...:)

As is often the case when I come inside I realise what I saw. NGC 1588 is right next to 1587 and this was what made the shape odd..

Now I have to go out again to double check it was the partner I could see.

Apparantly they are an "interacting" pair of elipticals 100 light years away from us..:)

Amazing find..

Mark

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.