Archive for January 2015

NGC 627 and IC 1727 – Faint Galaxies in Triangulum

January 26, 2015

Please don’t be deceived by the cataloged magnitudes for these galaxies. They are much more difficult than you might think due to the very low-surface-brightness.

NGC 672 @ magnitude 10.8 

IC 1727 @ magnitude 11.5 

The following pencil sketch was made using a 10-inch reflector @ 104x, from my backyard with a 5.0 NELM.   Roger

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The following image by Dr. James Dire of Hawaii, using a 190 mm Maksutov-Newtonian telescope – 60 minute exposure.  

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Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observers Challenge:  To read the complete report, click on the following link:

DECEMBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0672