Two Fine Spiral Galaxies Near the Dipper’s Handle

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Two Fine Spiral Galaxies Near the Dipper’s Handle

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    Two Fine Spiral Galaxies Near the Dipper’s Handle
    by Brian Ventrudo

    The stars of the Big Dipper are a wonderful guide to a handful of splendid galaxies and other deep-sky sights. Above and below the handle of the Dipper, most vividly, lie two stately face-on spiral galaxies that are visible, at least to some degree, in a small telescope. In dark skies, these two nearby galaxies display...
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