Sunday, 1 December 2013

NGC 3079

NGC 3079
Constellation - Ursa Major
Spiral galaxy
Distance 54Mly
Mag 10.89

Date 1/12/13
Seeing - Antoniadi II
Tansparency - 3/5
SQM 21.64 (LM 6.4)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP 10mm Delos x189 TFoV 0.22"

Sketch notes
Nearly side on galaxy, easy find with direct vision.
While doing some post research into this galaxy I noticed images with a companion elliptical galaxy (NGC  3073) which I have sketched as a star. This was the last sketch of the night so maybe my tired eyes just didn't spot it and register that it was another galaxy?

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