NGC 627 and IC 1727 – Faint Galaxies in Triangulum

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

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