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Stephen James O'Meara’s Secret Sky: The thinnest galaxies

April 2011: How many of these slender beauties can you spot?
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Larry Mitchell of Houston, Texas, inspired this month’s column. At the May 2010 Texas Star Party, Mitchell handed out a list of 50 edge-on galaxies. He challenged attendees to observe any 20 during the weeklong event. Though I did not attend that star party, Mitchell did send me the list and asked me to try to find some of the brighter ones.

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