Post your very first sketch over here!
Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:08 AM
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:18 PM
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.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
Jupiter and moons. 6JAN2013 Fort Polk, LA. Celestron 102 25mm ep
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:40 AM
Here my very first one. I did it 1976, Feb 5th.
That was linked with the result of a grazing observation.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:46 AM
Then Mars rolled around...first and latest (both using PC paint program during the latest fly by.)
That latest Mars WAS a terrific observation.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:13 AM
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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.