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Astr112 Photography Projects, Spring 2006

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Spindle Galaxy (NGC 3115), Mayom Achuk

Spindle Galaxy

The above image is the Spindle Galaxy. The irregular galaxy has the characteristics of a spindle. So, with the help of telescope, the Spindle galaxy looks brighter and diagonal in the sky. Spindle galaxy is one of the most bright and beautiful objects in the sky, it look white or yellowish some times. I love the Spindle galaxy, it's total changed the way I think about the morning star. This galaxy proves the beauty of God's creation.

References:

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/galaxies/spindle.htm

http://www.cosmicastronomy.com/spindle.htm

 

Right Ascension (J2000) 10h 05m
Declination (J2000) -07'44
Filters used clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 4x300 seconds in C
Date observed

March 21, 2006