Saturday, 19 April 2014

M59 / M60




M59 / M60
Constellation - Virgo
Elliptical galaxies
Distance - 56 mly
Mag 8.8

Date 18/4/14
Tansparency - Poor
SQM 21.5 (6.4LM)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP - 28mm ES x68 (TFoV 1˚)

Sketch notes
Poor transparency becoming 100% cloud cover just as I finished the sketch.
In the sketch M59 is top right, the only real difference that I saw between the two galaxies was M59 had a bright core where M60 had a fairly uniformed brightness. M60 seemed to be surrounded by faint stars.

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