Galaxies near the Plough

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Galaxies near the Plough

Post by AndrewButler on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:40 pm

Well, lets kick this one off.  LaDonna, Paul and myself had a session out and managed to observe and image M81 and M82 near the Plough.  M82, the Cigar Galaxy, contains a recently discovered supernova which is visible in this image.


M81, M82 and supernova by porkyb, on Flickr

There are seven Messier galaxies, and numerous others, around the Plough which is well placed for observing at this time of year.

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Re: Galaxies near the Plough

Post by John Downing on Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:26 pm

Finally managed to see the supernova in M82 on 3 Feb at 2am, image here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/linesideobservatory/12287977163/

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