Mars, Messier 95 and 96

A Small Meeting in Leo

Mars, Messier 95 and 96
Mars, Messier 95 and 96


In attachment you can find sketch of extraordinary event on the sky – “conjuction” of Mars and two galaxies M95 & M96

Short description:

Object Name: Mars, Messier 95, Messier 96
Object Type: planet, two spiral galaxies
Location: Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date: 17.03.2012
Media: graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope: Columbus 320UL (320/1384 Newtonian) + Orion Q70 26mm
Seeing: 4/5 (poor)
Transparency: 4/5 (poor)
NELM: 5,2 mag

Two days ago I had opportiunity to observe very rare event on the sky – Mars “met” two spiral galaxies M95 & M96. Galaxies were really hard to observe because Mars was really really bright. I didn’t notice any details inside galaxies but the whole view in large FOV was really impressive.

Clear Sky

2 thoughts on “A Small Meeting in Leo”

  1. Łukasz,

    Very nice combination of targets in the same field. Nice sketch.

    Frank 🙂

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