Thursday, 24 April 2014

M89 / M90




M89 / M90
Constellation - Virgo
Elliptical galaxy (M89) / Spiral galaxy (M90)
Distance - M89 52mly / M90 3mly
Mag - 9.8 / 9.5

Date 23/4/14
Transparency - Poor
SQM 21.1 (LM6.1)

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

Sketch notes
It wasnt quite fully dark when and once again the transparency wasnt great but these two galaxies were still an easy find.
I did intend to sketch the galaxies individually but increasing the magnifications and reducing the exit pupil showed very little if any difference in M90 so they were sketched together.

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