Thanks for the kind comments about my picture, Tom. The version of the picture you saw from Sunday night did have some processing artifacts in the color layer that were visible in M110 which I fixed Monday night by realigning and reprocessing the entire color layer for the picture. I'll probably have another look at the color mix tonight to try to determine if all those tiny little stars around 110 are really blue or if I still didn't get the color mix quite right. The fun never ends! Take Care, Jon Christensen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Polakis" <tpolakis@xxxxxxx> To: <"Reply-To:az-observing"@freelists.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:14 AM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Other pictures from Vekol 2 weeks ago > Well, duh. I failed to see the link that expands the image to 3221 x > 2288. Those darker patches are real absorption features that show up in > other images. I think the pink ring about halfway out from the core is a > processing artifact, however. > > Jon probably never expected this level of attention to his image! > > Tom > > > >> But there is structure in that picture. >> >> There are clearly 2 or 3 darker patches in the central condensation. >> Then to my eye it appears that there is a dimming then a brightening >> as one moves out from the center. There seems to be almost a ring >> like structure. Then there is the tidal tail pointing towards M31. >> But there appears to be an "anti-tail" pointing away from M31 as >> well. And there appears to be a curl to the tail and anti-tail. >> >> Am I imagining all this? Or is some of this structure a result of >> processing? >> >> Joe Larkin >> >> --- Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx> wrote: >> >> > NGC 205 is an elliptical galaxy, so it would require an exposure >> > and image scale capable of resolving stars to show structure. >> >> >> >> >> __________________________________ >> Do you Yahoo!? >> Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish. >> http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail >> -- >> 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. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.