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    Default Local Group Galaxies



    The Astronomical League has a new booklet out on this topic.
    About $30 shipped to you, very nice and informative.
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    Default Re: Local Group Galaxies

    Link: https://store.astroleague.org/index....oafd2524t92ir5

    Looks like a fun program to pursue!

    Thanks for the heads up, Tom!
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    Default Re: Local Group Galaxies

    Thanks for the link Bryan!
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    Thanks for the info. I was looking for something different to hunt down. This my be the ticket even though I know half of it is in the southern Hemi

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    Default Re: Local Group Galaxies

    On the topic of the Local Group, you might like to extend this a little to include a wonderfully named lot - The Council of Giants!

    There is a huge void that sits outside of our Local Group to the next lot of galactic clusters. Inside this void reside 12 colossal galaxies that appear to act as sentinels, stopping intruders from raiding our group and stopping escapees from our group too. Pinning some of these Giants is a task in itself as some lie behind the obscuring material of the Milky Way, such as the Cirinus Galaxy - sometimes called the "Cirinus Dwarf", but nothing could be further from the truth! Because it lies behind the Milky Way, its core is what is easiest to spot, and not its considerable disc. I managed to catch a glimpse of it true size beyond its core when I sketched it last year. It was only by the constant observing and nudging of my 17.5" dob that the disk eventually revealed itself! It really is a BIG sucker.

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