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Galaxy groupings

Celestial sketcher Erika Rix explains how to capture multiple galaxies by breaking down her process for a sketch of the interacting pair NGC 5774 and NGC 5775.
RELATED TOPICS: ASTROSKETCHING
Erika-Rix
Galaxy season has arrived! The Virgo Cluster alone provides an abundance of sketching targets, frequently with multiple systems captured in a single field of view. Rendering such groupings can be a breeze if you break the process into manageable steps. A good combo with which to build experience is NGC 5774 and NGC 5775, a contrasting pair of interacting spirals 2.5° northeast of the star 109 Virginis near the Maiden’s foot.

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