From the April 2015 issue

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.
By | Published: April 27, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

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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