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#176 Asbytec

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:08 AM

Okay, on a roll...first (pencil sketch) and latest Jupiter (PC paint program.)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:10 AM

Then Mars rolled around...first and latest (both using PC paint program during the latest fly by.)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:15 AM

Sorry, one more first deep sky... :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

Hi,

This was not exactly my first sketch, but close to it. It was the second deep-sky sketch that I ever made.

It was of the Orion Nebula and I made it on November 9th-10th, 1974, from 11:30 PM - 12:45 AM.

I was using Edmund 4" F/10 reflector. Magnification 45x.

In my observing notes I recorded: "A beautiful glowing object.". Although the nebula appeared green in color I used yellow to represent it in the sketch.

http://ejamison.net/orion_neb.html

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Did my first last Sunday. I'll have to scan it in. Here is the MSPaint I did for my MSWord log. My wife and I agreed on a telescope for Christmas. We have had it for 2 weeks.

Jupiter and moons. 6JAN2013 Fort Polk, LA. Celestron 102 25mm ep

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

Strange idea, but I like strange ideas...
Here my very first one. I did it 1976, Feb 5th.
That was linked with the result of a grazing observation.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Then Mars rolled around...first and latest (both using PC paint program during the latest fly by.)


Norme,

That latest Mars WAS a terrific observation.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

I'm not 100% certain this was the first sketch I ever made, as I had been into astronomy for 12 years when I made this one. But it's the oldest sketch I find. It shows open cluster M34 sketched in Dec. 1989 with my brand new Vixen 90/1300 refractor at 65x. I inverted it after scanning.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Norme, very good sketches of Saturn. Long time no see my friend.

As for me, I started sketching the sun last year august 13th. So here my first sketch ever.

And here the link for the 220 other to date !!!

https://picasaweb.go...lCorriges?au...

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

This has been a fun exercise, trying to locate a "first" drawing. I suspect this is one my first... drawn during a college physics project, using the school's Questar. I actually got course credit for this. 1973 Mars was outstanding, easy to draw in small scopes. I fudged the polar cap, it was probably not as symmetrical as shown.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Loren.

Excellent skecth man... Beautiful.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:11 PM

Well my very -first- sketches weren't exactly sketches. Just a couple dots showing Jupiter and the position of it's moons. Very Galilean haha!

 

But this is what I consider my first actual sketch. M13 was the very first DSO I ever found. Got it shortly after getting into astronomy. This was also my first introduction into the difference made by understanding what you're looking at. Even though it was just a faint smudge in my dim and dusty binoculars (not the splash of brilliant stars it is today in my 5" Dob), it blew my mind when I realized I was looking at a ball of many thousands of ancient stars almost 25,000LY away.

 

 

I will never forget that night, and the thrill of that moment. My love for astronomy and all things space has only grown over the years, but that moment is one I will cherish forever.

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