Friday, May 9, 2008
Finally the wetter and my work allowed me to sketch again. I took the opportunity to test some new star maps and to hunt galaxies in the Canes Venatici constellation.
I started with M94, a pretty bright and easy to see galaxy. It appeared as a round and almost stellar object.
Another bright galaxy with an almost stellar central region.
NGC4490 und NGC4485
A beautiful duo observed under good conditions...
NGC4631 und NGC4656: "Die Heringsgalaxie"
NGC4631 is also known as the "Whale galaxy" or Caldwell 32. Bright and with a clear fish-shaped structure. NGC4656 is much fainter. A beautiful star chain can be observed between both objects.