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23-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Can't say that this is a very exciting image but it does have a certain amount of historical interest being one of the possible candidates for M102, a galaxy in Messier's catalogue that has never been unambiguously identified. It is also one of the few reasonable deep sky objects in Draco, apparently a remarkably boring constellation.
Surely you weren't able to pick this up from Canberra Steve?
Looks lots better than my brief effort shot through trees with a DSLR a few years ago :)
27-05-2012, 11:50 PM
That's a great pic - I would love to image that too.
28-05-2012, 10:40 AM
Thanks guys. This was taken with the 20cm F4 scope at Benson Arizona.
28-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Nice Gal Steve, great work.
28-05-2012, 06:07 PM
Nice little cotton ball that Steve, looks like a really deep exposure might show up some interesting tidal details..? ala Kens NGC 1055 http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/Galaxies/NGC1055/NGC1055.htm
29-05-2012, 10:10 AM
Thanks Mike. I was thinking the same thing myself. R Jay Gabany has done a lot of work on tidal tails too. Perhaps I'll return to M102 when the moon goes away.
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