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#1 cildarith

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

Okay, sketches are piling up on my desk because I haven't recently had the time to write detailed observation reports… but I have finally caught up with scanning and processing! So here are my observations for the past month, half-dozen targets in Perseus and two (!!) lunar observations:

NGC 1039 (M34)

NGC 1528

Eta Persei

NGC 869

NGC 884

NGC 1499

Rupes Altai

Conon and Mons Bradley

Apologies, once again, for the general lack supporting text to accompany the sketches (except for the first two).

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:11 AM

Eric,

It is always a pleasure to see you superior sketches. The first one looks like the best sketch of January 2009. The second one would be runner up if you could enter 2 sketches. The color of the primary in Eta Persei is right on. The next two open cluster drawings could be paired with Rony Delaet's binocular sketches as high power views. I wish I could see the California nebula from my back yard. And finally you lunar drawings always impress me with their stark beauty. So you no longer have a backlog of unposted great sketches. :bow: :cool: :applause:

Frank :)

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:57 AM

Eric,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful observations of open clusters, a double star, and lunar features. They all depict their subjects perfectly. I look forward to your future observations.

Carlos

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for your comments Frank and Carlos. :)

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:34 PM

Eric,

Stunning sketches, made with love and care! :bow: :bow: :bow:

I feel as if I'm looking into your eyepiece right away.

Wished that you would publish an astronomical travelguide featuring these totally immersive 'pearls of the nightsky'. :bow: :jump: :bow:

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:29 PM

Thank you very much, Rony! I have been enjoying the ongoing saga of your Binocular Icons sketches. Keep 'em coming! :cool:

I never feel like I have a broad enough selection of sketches to put together something like a travelguide. Perhaps someday I will have, but I suspect that day is a long way off...

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

Eric,

Thanks for the tour around Perseus--nice!

I like the contrast in the Mons Bradley sketch--impressive mountain. :cool:

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:27 PM

Eric, wonderful sketches and views. Feel free to have more backlogs as I enjoy looking at your sketches.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Michael and Jay! :)

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:07 PM

I never feel like I have a broad enough selection of sketches to put together something like a travelguide. Perhaps someday I will have, but I suspect that day is a long way off...


Eric

Your text info documentation is very professional and concise. :bow: :bow: :bow: I realize now that I have a 'longer way off' to go until I can put together something as a travelguide. I seem to lean more on the aesthetic art than text documentation and now realize when I see your posts, as also Frank's, Rony's, Carlos' and Erika's, that I have a lot of info to study and perhaps start to include on my sketching artworks.

From the looks of your gallery, I think you could do a book.

Mark






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