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October 2019 monthly challenge.

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Post by KingClinton » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:55 pm

OCTOBER 2019 MONTHLY CHALLENGE!

Thank you once again for all the great suggestions that were put forward! See the topic here: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=2824
There seemed to be a overwhelming support for NGC 253, as such we shall go with the majority vote.

NGC 253, Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor, Magnitude +6.9

NGC 253 was discovered by Caroline Herschel on 23 September 1783.
The galaxy is found in the constellation Sculptor and is also referred to as the Silver Dollar Galaxy.
This should be a easy challenge for even the beginner observer.

So let's get out there and have some fun with this target, post back your visual observations or sketches and photos of NGC 253!
Have fun and wishing you clear nights!

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Post by Don Quixote » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:58 pm

Thank you Clinton! 😊
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Post by yobbo89 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:25 pm

good choice
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Post by JayTee » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:10 pm

Thank you Clinton.

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Post by Michael131313 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:31 pm

Thanks Clinton. If the clouds ever leave, I'll give it a shot.
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Post by kt4hx » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:24 am

Excellent choice Clinton. I observed this beauty from our dark site a few years back with my 10 inch, and it was huge and bright. It was heavily mottled across its disk due to the variations of light/dark from the spiral arms and the dust lanes lining them. It is truly one of the showpieces of the sky when seen under good conditions. Good luck to those giving it a shot. :)
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