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#1 HANTO

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:53 AM

Hi,

would like to show you a sketch on occasion, true to the motto "An unrecorded observation is no observation". Despite unstable weather conditions, I went out late at night. The reward was a approx. 3/4 hour lasting cloud gap with nearly fair skies and enough time for the sketch below.
The favourable observing window is over now for central europe (moon interference and bad weather following), this observation beeing one out of only 4 more intense occasions to glimpse comet Lulin.

Hope you like it.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:42 AM

Hanto

Very nice sketch of Comet Lulin. I agree wholeheartedly with your motto! :bow: :bow: :bow:

I look forward to others posts like yours of deep sky objects now as I am no longer at my past dark sky home of over 20 years. In the inner city of Portland Oregon, I can only detect the central nucleus of Lulin.

Thanks for sharing this,

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:35 AM

Hanto,

I really like your sketch and observation of Lulin. Excellent details in the comet.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:08 AM

Torsten,

Very nice capture of comet Lulin and just in time. :bow: :cool:

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:05 PM

Nice Detail... rendition excellent thanks

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:31 PM

Very nice comet sketch sketch, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:34 AM

Hanto,

An excellent observation of Comet Lulin. You have captured the nucleus, coma, and ion tail very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:43 AM

I like it. Very good sketch. Roland

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:28 PM

Torsten,

Thank you for posting. I enjoy your sketch.

Do you observe with a refractor or with a giant pair of binoculars?

#10 HANTO

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:57 AM

Many thanks to all of you for your kind answers!

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:05 AM

Thank you, Carlos!

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You have captured the nucleus, coma, and ion tail very nicely.
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Well, I thought the ion tail beeing too faint for visual detection.
It´s the dust tail, is´nt it?

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#12 HANTO

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:17 AM

Rony, thank you too!

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Do you observe with a refractor or with a giant pair of binoculars?
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It´s a 6-in refractor, which I was using with a Baader giant binocular viewer.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

Dust tail. Excellent sketch!

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:07 AM

Hanto

An impressive sketch. :bow:

Truer words have never been spoken.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Terry, Richard,

thank you too for your kind answers!

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:55 PM

Torsten, a really nice job there - you must have very good seeing where you are, I only saw about half of what you show of the tail. Keep up the great work !!! :tomatodance:






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