Sketch of NGC 3226 and NGC 3227 galaxy pair
at top: NGC 3226, elliptical dwarf galaxy, magnitude 11.4m. At bottom: NGC 3227, spiral galaxy, magnitude 10.4m, at right: NGC 3222 galaxy, magnitude 12.8m.
Location and conditions: Negev desert, Israel, 6.6 NELM.
29/03/2013 , 01:48
Skywatcher 250mm F/5 Newtonian, 13mm Vixen LVW, Paracor type1, 106X.
White pencil sketch on a black paper, made while observing through a telescope. Scanned and processed in Photoshop. North is up.
Observer: Michael Vlasov.
NGC 3226 and NGC 3227 is a tight pair of interacting galaxies. NGC 3222 is far more distant.