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31 December 1969


Sketched as part of my Arp studies, only after post observation research did I realise it was also Hickson 73! This sketch is considerably better than my previous one so I am adding it. SQM was 20.93. Stunning barred spiral in Bootes, also Hickson 73. Made up of NGC 5829 & IC 4526, mags 13.9 & 17 respectively. The main pair are surrounded by tiny faint galaxies, the collective forming the Hickson 73 group. Just delightful, the main spiral has a forking lower arm in my sketch and a knotty upper arm. Sketch was made on 5-2-17 using the 505mm mirror and cooled Watec 120N+ video camera. N is down in the sketch.

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