A Splinter in Virgo

NGC 5170

NGC 5170
Sketch and Details by Kiminori Ikebe

NGC 5170 Vir galaxy
2000.04.09 01:35
32cm at 150x

A good contrast with the face-one galaxy NGC 5247 located 1.7 degrees to the east. Not very bright but a fine sight with a very long and narrow shape. No bulging at the center. A long and narrow central condensation with a gradual fading towards the ends.


One thought on “A Splinter in Virgo”

  1. Mr. Ikebe,

    Yet another beautiful galaxy sketch. Edge on galaxies have their own special attraction.

    Frank

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