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Old 19-03-2024, 07:45 AM
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NGC 2997 seems to be the most photogenic galaxy there,
also the brightest at Mag 10 and a face on spiral with
a larger apparent size of 9 arc minutes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2997

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Yeah that's the big show galaxy in Antlia but it didn't speak to me, like IC 2531 did

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Old 19-03-2024, 08:07 AM
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Yeah that's the big show galaxy in Antlia but it didn't speak to me, like IC 2531 did

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Fair enough Mike -
it was just in case you were looking for another galaxy in that
area as it is high in the sky right now.

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Old 19-03-2024, 01:11 PM
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This is a great image and great tribute.


I'm sorry for your loss;sending all the good vibes your way right now.
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Old 20-03-2024, 09:46 AM
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Lovely image and lovely thoughts Mike.

It will be Ben's Galaxy in my log book next time I go there.

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Old 20-03-2024, 10:37 AM
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This is a great image and great tribute.


I'm sorry for your loss;sending all the good vibes your way right now.
Thanks Josh

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Lovely image and lovely thoughts Mike.

It will be Ben's Galaxy in my log book next time I go there.

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On ya Neville

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Yeah, nice going Mike, I'm glad you found the path to reconnect to the cosmos and even more personally than before, a beautiful image, touching moment,,, and am sure the 'Light' will always remain between you and your son...
Credits to ya champ..
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Old 27-03-2024, 09:59 AM
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Yeah, nice going Mike, I'm glad you found the path to reconnect to the cosmos and even more personally than before, a beautiful image, touching moment,,, and am sure the 'Light' will always remain between you and your son...
Credits to ya champ..
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Old 27-03-2024, 10:02 AM
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Seeing this is Ben's Galaxy, here are some photos from the celebration of Ben's life at Eagleview...including me getting covered in his ashes and the panoramic view from his final resting place

There has been some lovely weather lately with lots of clear skies (of course!...it's Full Moon ) so we were lucky with the weather, clear for days leading up and after the event and partly cloudy during but no rain .

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Old 27-03-2024, 10:41 AM
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Mike it's a wonderful image and a fitting tribute to Ben.
My heart goes out to you and your family.

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Old 27-03-2024, 10:49 AM
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Mike it's a wonderful image and a fitting tribute to Ben.
My heart goes out to you and your family.

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Cheers JA

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Old 27-03-2024, 10:52 AM
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My final post about Ben here on IIS

This is Ben (...looks nothing like his galaxy )

Thanks all for looking and your kind words were comforting for an old astro imager

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All the best Mike.
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Old 28-03-2024, 08:24 AM
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All good, Mike.

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Old 28-03-2024, 11:01 AM
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Beautiful... just beautiful Mike!

I can't imagine how difficult it was to image and process this, given the nature of the inspiration to do it.
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Old 29-03-2024, 08:15 AM
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Beautiful... just beautiful Mike!

I can't imagine how difficult it was to image and process this, given the nature of the inspiration to do it.
Glad ya liked it Alex

At times like this we find solace and comfort in all sorts of things, it's weird 🙂

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Hi Mike,

I haven't been on much lately although I did see this a while ago and I have struggled to find the words to convey my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

I love your galaxy image and dedication, it is wonderful.

Getting covered in his ashes definitely means he will always be a part of you.

All the best, mate. Keep doing what you do.
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A great image to celebrate his life and remember him by. May he soar among those very same stars.
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Old 04-04-2024, 05:23 PM
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Hi Mike,

I haven't been on much lately although I did see this a while ago and I have struggled to find the words to convey my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

I love your galaxy image and dedication, it is wonderful.

Getting covered in his ashes definitely means he will always be a part of you.

All the best, mate. Keep doing what you do.
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A great image to celebrate his life and remember him by. May he soar among those very same stars.
Thanks so much Graham and Scott

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Beautiful on many fronts Mike. God bless and as usual a fantastic image.
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Beautiful on many fronts Mike. God bless and as usual a fantastic image.
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