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by astroeyes
Sat May 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 2895 SIZE 4.6' X 4.1'
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Re: NGC 2895 SIZE 4.6' X 4.1'

Hi Peter, Great image and a small fov as well. I have something of a fascination with hunting down 'ringed' galaxies. There aren't that many large bright ones to be found but ngc 2895 is a most interesting example. It is classified SB(r), an inner ringed barred lenticular galaxy - quite a rare beast...
by astroeyes
Wed May 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes

Cliff, I always enjoy your encouraging and thought provoking comments, as I'm sure many others here do as well and long may they continue.
All the best,
David.
by astroeyes
Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes

Dear Brian and Cliff, Thank you both for your kind comments. The size of the stars indicates the seeing was not great but we often get less than ideal skies down on the coast and I am convinced it is getting worse. Whether that is due to light pollution or air pollution I do not know but I do know t...
by astroeyes
Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

ngc 5859/57 - close pair in Bootes

Despite their close appearance in the sky, NGC 5857 and NGC 5859 are actually a pair of apparently non-interacting galaxies. Their redshift, both at 0.0159, indicate they are close neighbours at a distance of around 220MLy. NGC 5859 is classified as a barred spiral, SBbc. This a bit odd as it is dif...
by astroeyes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ngc 5676
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

Re: ngc 5676

That's a very fine image Peter, especially with the moon lighting things up.
David.
by astroeyes
Sun May 28, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: NGC

Some very fine images there Peter.
I particularly like ngc 5383 which shows some fine detail and a lovely barred spiral.
David.
by astroeyes
Sat May 27, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arp 42 - ngc 5829 and Hickson 73
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Re: Arp 42 - ngc 5829 and Hickson 73

Thanks Brian. Not sure I can see a bridge either but not quite sure I can't!
Maybe a better image would resolve the issue.
All the best,
David.
by astroeyes
Sat May 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

Re: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

Hi Robin,
I totally agree with the 2 Brians' comments.
A lovely image, beautifully framed and also showing some interesting science.
Thanks for sharing,
All the best,
David.
by astroeyes
Sat May 27, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The World's worst photo of the Worlds Worst Comet C\Floppitl
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: The World's worst photo of the Worlds Worst Comet C\Flop

Have to say Cliff, that you have done a grand job just finding this little guy. Excellent job.
All the best,
David.
by astroeyes
Thu May 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

Re: M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula

Dear Cliff,
Thank you very much for your kind comments re M57.
A truly enigmatic deep sky target.
All very best wishes,
David.
by astroeyes
Thu May 25, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arp 42 - ngc 5829 and Hickson 73
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Arp 42 - ngc 5829 and Hickson 73

Certainly not the most impressive of images but one which may hold some interest to galactic interaction imagers. Imaging is not always about taking a 'pretty picture' but often to finding out as much as we can about the objects we image. I'm quite happy to consider somewhat unorthodox theories if t...
by astroeyes
Thu May 18, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

Re: M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula

Thank you Brian for your comments on the 'Ring'.
It is indeed an amazing alignment that allows us to see the nebula as a ring.
I must admit that I have never been able to understand how planetary nebula can have such a variety of shapes but it makes for some amazing images.
All best
David.
by astroeyes
Tue May 09, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

M57 - the 'Ring' Nebula

Here is the famous 'Ring' Nebula in Lyra. Although it was early in the season and the 'Ring' was quite low, the night was cold and clear and the data quite good. I accumulated over 3 hours data, which is a lot for me! Here's the result, which shows good detail in the 'Ring' at the expense of the lit...
by astroeyes
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 4618
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Re: NGC 4618

very nice image with good depth and detail.
David
by astroeyes
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 5353
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: NGC 5353

Hi Peter,
A very fine image of a splendid galaxy cluster.
I think the image rescaling works fine, too.
All very best,
David.