Archive for August 2012

NGC 253 – Sculptor Galaxy – October 2009 – Observer’s Challenge – Posted August 10th 2012

August 10, 2012

Easily visible in binoculars and with a small aperture telescope.  When using a 12-inch, can you see the dark lane on the NW side of the galaxy?

OCTOBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-253

NGC 470, 474, 467 – Galaxy Group In Pisces – Observer’s Challenge – December 2009 – Posted August 10th 2012

August 10, 2012

A very interesting trio of galaxies all fitting nicely in a 1/2 degree FOV.  Please read the controversy of missing matter as related to NGC 470 and NGC 474.   RI

DECEMBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-474