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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:58 AM

I thought you deep sky observers might want to know that Jake Saloranta has a sketch published in Sue French's article in the March issue of Sky & Telescope. The sketch is of Abell 31, a planetary nebula in the constellation Cancer. He used an 80mm scope and an O III filter.

It seems like this isn't the first time I've seen a Saloranta sketch in S&T, but I'm sure it doesn't get old. Congratulations, Jake! :cool:

[Edit]: I meant the March issue (which arrived yesterday). I corrected the original post.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

Congratulations, Jake! :)

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:16 PM

Congratulations, Jake. I noticed your sketch was in there as soon as I brought the magazine home from the post office. I turn to Sue's column first every time to see if they were able to include a sketch. I enjoy the comparison between the photographic and visual details visible in that PN.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:29 AM


Congratulations and it is a nice sketch.

Frank :)

#5 CarlosEH


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:52 AM

Congratulations Jake! Keep up the good work.


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:30 AM

Well done, Jake! I always enjoy seeing your work in the pages of Sky and Telescope. :)

You can also see a larger version of Jake's sketch here. It would have been nice if the editors at S&T could have shown the sketch and photo with the same orientation, however.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:19 AM

Congratulations Jake!

And thanks to Eric for posting Jake's sketch here. I'll have to check the magazine hardcopy more often. I wonder if S&T or Astronomy would ever do a regular sketch gallery?

I have had a couple of my past astrophotos published in Astronomy as full page prints. One was the best of the month awarded but I never thought of sending in a sketch.

Would Jake or any of you have advice for what the astro magazines want for sketching?

thank you for any info,


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