archive: SETI NGC 891 - Re: [ASTRO] NGC 4565: Heaven?

SETI NGC 891 - Re: [ASTRO] NGC 4565: Heaven?

Larry Klaes ( )
Wed, 12 May 1999 08:49:18 -0400

Here is another galaxy that probably resembles
our Milky Way as seen on edge from the outside,
NGC 891:


At 03:49 PM 05/11/1999 -0400, Larry Klaes wrote:

>Tabloid reveals a way-out truth
> Tuesday, May 11, 1999


>However,the "journalists'' at the tabloid saw fit to superimpose
>a set of Greek columns on it. Ergo, heaven. What is most
>remarkable about the Milky-Way image (excluding the Greek
>columns, of course) is that it looks exactly like another
>galaxy, much farther away, called NGC4565.
>To find it, look high in the south about 11:30 p.m. for the
>faint constellation Coma Berenices, Berenices' Hair. Coma
>gets its name from the beautiful, naked-eye star cluster
>marked as MEL111 on the accompanying star map. It is easy to
>spot with the unaided eye as a large hazy patch. Just to the
>left of MEL111 is NGC4565, a faint sliver of light visible
>in a 6-inch telescope.