Archive for December 2014

NGC 404 – Galaxy In Andromeda – Known as Comet Komorowski and Mirach’s Ghost

December 29, 2014

NGC 404 has been confused as a comet on many occasions by amateurs over the years.  However, most of this confusion occurred during the 60’s and 70’s.  This galaxy was not plotted on most popular star atlases during this era.  One such occurrence, was made by a young Charlotte amateur in 1966, whose name was Ted Komorowski.  To read the entire story, please click on the latest Las Vegas Astronomical Society, Observer’s Challenge link as following:

NOVEMBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0404

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