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See the Beauty

Look around you. Maybe there’s a window nearby. Look out of it. What do you see? Do you see the vast sky, or at least a small section of it? 438 more words

Sombrero Galaxy, hubble image.

Sombrero Galaxy


This is a spiral galaxy seen nearly edge-on. The dark band across the center is the result of material in the flat disk of the galaxy obscuring the light of stars and gas behind it. 43 more words

General News

3 Galaxies

Here are some sketches from my last outing with the 12.5″.  I observed the galaxies NGC 5055, 4594, and 4565.  Clicking the images will display the full resolution view. 44 more words


M104 (Sombrero Galaxy), in Virgo

  • Date: May 9, 2013
  • Time: 11:36 pm EDT
  • Location: Giles County, VA
  • Viewing conditions: mostly clear skies; light pollution index: Green; some skyglow to south; seeing: 9; transparency: 6…
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