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Galaxy Flyby N4605 and DA14

Guest peter shah

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That is really nice and I'm sure it took quite a lot of planning.

I reckon you caught the asteroid near the galaxy at about 21.50.

Some depth of focus there :lol: . It is amazing to think that at that time, one was about 30,000 miles away and the other 15 million light years, with a few intermediate stars at a few hundred light years!

I like to try and visualise it in 3d. :)


I printed off some Stellarium maps and plotted the asteroid as best I could, noting several brightish galaxies and stars in CVn and UMa and the times that it would pass by in the same eyepiece field, including this 11th mag one. Had the scope out for 4 hours under clouds and never saw a thing. My depth of focus was limited to about 1000 metres on that night :D .

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