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It's a Wonderful Life!
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Author:  BetaDraconis [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:25 pm ]
Post subject:  It's a Wonderful Life!

From @rtphokie:

Watching "Its a Wonderful Life" tonight?

Scenes with Clarence talking to the angels were created with images of Stefan's Quintet a group of galaxies 300 million light years away.

Image from the movie vs. a @NASAHubble image

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Author:  doctorcos [ Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:33 pm ]
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I notice only four galaxies in the two pictures of the prior post, not five, which is what one would expect in a quintet.
Can I assume that the fifth gaxaxy is outside the field of view? I found the attached image of Stephan's quintet online. Maybe the small galaxy near the left edge in this photo is the fifth one. Does anyone know?

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Author:  BetaDraconis [ Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: It's a Wonderful Life!

From Wikipedia.

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Author:  doctorcos [ Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:16 am ]
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According to ... re-needed/ , it can be seen (somewhat!) in larger amateur telescopes.

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