Dean, I've always enjoyed NGC 4565, being a hockey fan myself. Also thanks for the nice write up on the Marathon. 107 is truly a great score for a first marathon, especially with only 5" to play with. My hats off to Melinda. Glad you had fun. Clear Skies Rick Tejera Editor SACnews, Public Outreach Coordinator Saguaro Astronomy Club Phoenix, Arizona www.saguaroastro.org saguaroastro@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ketelsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 20:41 To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: March 28 report from Hovatter Norte Sorry if anyone gets this twice - I "overquoted" the first time... All- Since Tom mentioned it, I posted the galaxy snapshot on our blog at: http://theketelsens.blogspot.com/ Since there was only a single 60 second exposure, a processed version may be a little bit off! I mostly showed it to him prior to the MM because I knew he was a hockey fan, and also he had some hand in compiling the observing list I drew the objects from. Also, a post or two down the page is our doodling about Saturday's Messier Marathon. -Dean > Before nightfall on on Saturday, Dean Ketelsen showed a nice image he took on Friday night of NGC 4631 and NGC 4656. This was on the display on the back of his camera, so I'm looking forward to the processed version. I think he took this through a Hyperstar setup what appeared to be a C14. > > Tom > > > > Original Message: > ----------------- > From: stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:43:11 -0400 (EDT) > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: March 28 report from Hovatter Norte > > > Paul; > > AJ said, about NGC 4656, "the center is not in the middle!". True, the core seems to be off to one side. A strange shape indeed. And 4631 is truly massive and very mottled. Lots of fun. > > Steve Coe > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.