Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 32
Like Tree60Likes

Thread: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

  1. #11
    davidjbillo's Avatar
    davidjbillo is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 10,627, Level: 71
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 223
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Plainfield, Ontario
    Posts
    984
    Points
    10,627
    Level
    71
    Thanks
    163
    Thanked 223x 184 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread



    I stumbled on a trio in Ursa Major while doing AP last week, NGC 4088, nearby NGC 4085, and not far off NGC 4157. They only barely show in a 30s exposure @ ISO 3200, f/9.6, so I don't know how that relates to visual equipment. I'm sure I would not see them in my 114mm x 500mm, even with averted imagination.
    Scopes: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph | Meade 12.5" Starfinder Dob (on loan) | NewStar (Efston Science) 114mm f/4.4 Newtonian
    Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6 SynScan | EQ-1 with SkyWatcher IMD-EQ1 R.A. Drive
    Eyepieces: 24mm Panoptic, 10mm Delos, 25mm M.A., 10mm M.A., 4mm Plössl, 2mmLE 2x Barlow
    Cameras: Celestron NexImage 5 | Canon EOS T3i (600D)

  2. #12
    davidjbillo's Avatar
    davidjbillo is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 10,627, Level: 71
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 223
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Plainfield, Ontario
    Posts
    984
    Points
    10,627
    Level
    71
    Thanks
    163
    Thanked 223x 184 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Oh, and NGC6431 and NGC4656, the "Whale" and the "Hockey Stick".
    Scopes: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph | Meade 12.5" Starfinder Dob (on loan) | NewStar (Efston Science) 114mm f/4.4 Newtonian
    Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6 SynScan | EQ-1 with SkyWatcher IMD-EQ1 R.A. Drive
    Eyepieces: 24mm Panoptic, 10mm Delos, 25mm M.A., 10mm M.A., 4mm Plössl, 2mmLE 2x Barlow
    Cameras: Celestron NexImage 5 | Canon EOS T3i (600D)

  3. #13
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    I was actually looking at4088, 4085, & nearby 4026 last night, before reading this thread! 4088 is actually quite bright, as far as galaxies go. 4085 , not so much...

    Believe Those were the last I needed for the Herschel 400 in UMa. 4085 could've been brighter, but I seemed to be picking it up some.

    Tough galaxy.

    I really enjoy 4631. Need to figure out the star hop better then I'll look more. Wanted to take a look at that last night but didn't have the map handy and didn't want to bother pulling it etc. Too lazy

    That is about the same exposure I've used at timrs (1600,2.8,4sec.) and seems to pick stuff up a bit dimmer than I can see.
    j.gardavsky likes this.

  4. #14
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    As far as 4485, no wonder it's so hard, Alan. I just saw it in bold on the map (Herschel 400 marked in bold ) and remembered you talking about it and tried for it. Pretty sure I got it Thurs. Little danger of blindness due to light intensity on that one
    KT4HX likes this.

  5. #15
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    A great spot to see more than one is Markarians Chain. Saw M84&86, 4435&38, 4477&73,& 4461 last night. Really happy to see 4461. Its not even on Herschel 400.
    j.gardavsky and CloudyNight like this.

  6. #16
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Found a couple others. 5566&76 in Virgo. Also 5574. I got 5566&76 at low mag, think I had to go to 60x , 2mm exit pupil for 5574 ( maybe got it at 36x) but still had 5576 in the fov, so still had 2

    Also 3166& 3169 in Sextans, which are quite bright

    Was I seeing 6 galaxies at once in the Markarians Chain region? Sounds crazy, I will have to check that but I think so.

  7. #17
    KT4HX's Avatar
    KT4HX is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 102,795, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    11,786
    Points
    102,795
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked 8,098x 4,361 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by andro-mike-eda View Post
    Was I seeing 6 galaxies at once in the Markarians Chain region? Sounds crazy, I will have to check that but I think so.
    There is no reason to doubt you saw 6 galaxies, as the "chain" itself has 8 (M84, M86, NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435). However, there are several more galaxies in very close proximity of varying magnitudes that could become visible depending on aperture, magnification and conditions. So absolutely, check it out again and see just how many you can pull out. Take a look at the linked image (second one is annotated) to help with identification.

    Markarian's Chain of Galaxies
    Alan || My DSO Blog:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Astro Sky 17.5 f/4.5 Dob ||
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5 Dob || Zhumell Z10 f/4.9 Dob
    ES AR127 f/6.5 and ES ED80 f/6 on Twilight-II Mount
    ES 82° 24mm, 18mm; Pentax XW 10mm, 7mm, 5mm
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Astronomers: We look into the past to see our future.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to KT4HX For This Useful Post:

    andro-mike-eda (05-17-2014)

  9. #18
    Phillir's Avatar
    Phillir is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 983, Level: 17
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 17
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    42
    Points
    983
    Level
    17
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11x 10 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Markarian's chain: M84, M86, NGC 4387, NGC 4388, NGC 4435, NGC 4438. (Virgo) 44x

    M59, M60. (Virgo) 44x

    NGC 4527, NGC 4536, (Virgo) 44x

    NGC 5363 NGC 5364, (Virgo) 68x

    NGC 4036 NGC 4041 (UMa), 68x.

    NGC 4754, NGC 4762 (Virgo) 111x.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Phillir For This Useful Post:

    andro-mike-eda (05-17-2014)

  11. #19
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Ok I checked and was able to get 8 (!) galaxies in my 25mm plossl. 36x. Had M86 and then 4459 on the other side. 4435&38, 4473&77, and 4461& maybe 58 in between!

    This was with a 1.4degree ep.

    At some point we should probably discuss ep's. The widest I was able to find were the 38mm, 70 degree Orion and the 40mm (?) 68 degree OpT house brand labeled GSO in the photo. These would give a bit over 2.1 degrees in an f/5 10 inch.

  12. #20
    andro-mike-eda's Avatar
    andro-mike-eda is offline Banned
    Points: 13,242, Level: 79
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 208
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    NE TX, USA, Earth, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local group
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    13,242
    Level
    79
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 433x 306 Posts

    Default Re: 2 or More Galaxies, One Field of View Thread

    Found 2 more spots last night in Pegasus. The best, in my 4.5", was 7626 & 7619, on the Pegasus / Pisces border. Quite nice. There are other galaxies right there if you have the aperture, and skies.

    I think JG did a report on this area one time but I couldn't find it.

    Also 7332 & 7339, although 7339 is too dim to see in my 4.5 ". It seems to drift in occasionally, maybe the best way to describe it.
    j.gardavsky and CloudyNight like this.

 

 
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Field of view
    By shiggins in forum Astro Imaging Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-03-2012, 04:35 PM
  2. Field of view
    By robertosol in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-07-2011, 08:34 AM
  3. Limit of Gravitational field of Galaxies
    By digirak in forum Astrophysics Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 02:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 01:43 AM.