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#1 Roel

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:06 AM

After a horrible period of cloudy weather, yesterdag I could finally observe the comet and make a quick sketch. It was the second opportunity for me to view it, the first time the sky was a bit foggy. This night however was pretty transparant en Lulin gave a wonderful show in my backyard despite the presence of a small Moon. It was nice to see the long hazy tail and the fast movement. It made my day! Or month for that matter...

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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:48 AM

Roel,

An excellent observation of Comet Lulin. You have captured this "ghostly interloper" very nicely with it's diffuse spherical coma and fan (ion) tail. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

Roel,

Great sketch of comet Lulin. :bow: :rainbow: :bow: This is the way I saw it.

Frank :)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:02 PM

Wow.. Exactamundo....Great Sketch..Thanks for Sharing

#5 Agnotio

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:12 PM

Very realistic drawing, you must have similar skies to mine because that looks even more like what I saw compared to my own drawing!

What materials were you using? Did you invert the sketch?

#6 Roel

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:42 AM

Thanks!

@Agnotio: I sketched on normal white paper. For the Comet I used a common HB pencil ans for the star a black fine-liner. I later photographed and inverted the image using Photoshop.

I like photographing better than scanning, because the soft, faint, fuzzy parts appear better than via my scanner.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:45 AM

Good observation. Roland

#8 rodelaet

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:31 PM

Roel,


A fine sketch! Well done.






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