The Silver Coin in the Heavens

NGC 253, The Silver Coin Galaxy
Sketch and Details by Serge Viellard

An excellent high altitude location at Restefond in the French Alps was used by Serge on the second day of September, 2008 for creating the above sketch. He was using the 24 inch telescope of David Vernet to render this stunning capture of the mottled large galaxy NGC 253. He found the view of this galaxy in this instrument totally fascinating. He added, “The bright and dark areas of delimiting knots are obvious. But this exercise is delicate and called for much care and patience”…