Brandon Doyle sketches starburst galaxy M82

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Doyle of Albion, New York, loves sketching deep-sky objects at the telescope. Brandon’s latest drawing, made with his 10-inch Dobsonian at 200x, shows the famous galaxy M82 in Ursa Major. M82, sometimes called the Cigar Galaxy, is a starburst galaxy with a central black hole and oodles of star formation occurring along the galaxy’s hub, which is oriented edge-on to our line of sight.

Brandon Doyle

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