galaxy hunting

Saturday was another clear night, so I took the telescope out in search of one of the brigtest galaxies in the southern skies, the Sculptor Galaxy. Unfortunately, like my earlier experience with Centaurus A, I didn’t end up spotting it; I got it lined up as far as I could tell, star-hopping along in the finderscope based on nearby stars, but I couldn’t actually see it in the end.

I know how to find it now at least, so when I do get out in to some nice dark skies, I should have no trouble tracking it down.

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