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 Post subject: It's a Wonderful Life!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:25 pm 
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From @rtphokie:

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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


https://twitter.com/rtphokie/status/945109545122189312


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PostPosted: 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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From Wikipedia.


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Thanks.
According to https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/1232 ... re-needed/ , it can be seen (somewhat!) in larger amateur telescopes.

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