Back to Home

General Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Misc. Topics | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
It Can Be Done

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Kip Crawford on April 13, 2001 02:47:56 UTC

I have seen many, many times hints of "arm structure" in just a few galaxies. Of course this is not par for the course. Conditions must optimum or the best you can get. Traveling to the central desert of Washington state during summer and winter with no turbulance or "sky glow" and transperancy is 100%, you CAN define certain structure in a few galaxies. All this with an 8" scope. This is a very rare oppurtunity for me and just about anyone else. My partners 18" truss shows even more at the sites on really good nights, but it's even rarer for him than me since he doesn't get out much. Another galaxy I have seen on good nights is the Sombrero Galaxy with it's distinguishable dust last. Granted, it looks like a dark smudge, but you can discern the lane against the lit galaxy in the background.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2023 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins