Re: (IAAC) Obj: M104 "Sombrero Galaxy" - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Here in Perú we call the asterism with three stars pointing to M104, "el
bastón" (cane, stick or rod).
Lima - PERU
[UT - 5h]
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From: "Alsing, Paul" <email@example.com>
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Subject: RE: (IAAC) Obj: M104 "Sombrero Galaxy" - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT,
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:12 PM
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> Subject: (IAAC) Obj: M104 "Sombrero Galaxy" - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT,
> fork mount
> Observation Poster: William L. Schart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Observer: William L. Schart
> Object(s): M104 "Sombrero Galaxy"
> There is a cool asterism very near M104 that is quite unique.
> Scan all around M104 until you find a little asterism that looks like a
> It is basically 3 stars in a row with a 4th star bending down and forming
> "handle" of the gun. It is about 4 or 5 M104-diameters away, and is very
> see with a wide-field eyepiece. I have also heard it called "the shark".
> This little pistol is aiming almost directly at M104. Now, using the short
> handle of the gun as a direction pointer, go a field or 2 in that
> will come to an almost perfect equilateral triangle of stars, and within
> triangle is another, smaller (almost perfect) equilateral triangle of
> offset in rotation from the outer triangle by about 30 degrees. Almost
> who sees this for the first time makes an exclamation of some sort, it is
> an unexpected treat.
> I have heard this asterism referred to as "Stargate", but I'll bet it has
> other names.
> \Paul Alsing
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