Ilford NSW Australia
56cm f5.0 dobsonian telescope
Sky quality meter reading: 21:38
Black Canford paper
White pastel chalk
Fine tip paint brush
From the Realm Of The Nebulae comes this interesting trio of relatively bright galaxies.
From the top of the sketch we have NGC 5569 followed by NGC 5566 (Arp 286) and at the bottom is
Deep images show that these galaxies are interacting, with the dominant member being NGC 5566.
One of the best images of this little combination featured on APOD recently http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100813.html
and shows them in all their glory.
Though I would have to say that sketching materials are a lot less expensive than fitting oneself of with CCD gear.