Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:50 PM
The Whale & Calf: NGC 4631 & NGC 4627 - Never seen these before but meaning to find them:
The Antennae Galaxy: NGC 4038 & NGC 4039 - Was suggested to draw from a friend. It was very challenging separating the two members, I suspect the transparency in this part of the sky was deteriorating:
The Splinter Galaxy: NGC 5907 - Another new object for me, random find from 'to view' list after moving to Draco for better sky.
Draco Galaxy Group: NGC 5985, 5982 & 5981 - Wrote this down from a CN post a long time ago, I didn't know what to expect. Awesome spiral structure in 5985:
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:27 PM
These are all impressive galaxy sketches. You do a very nice job on your galaxy sketches especially teasing out the details.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:36 PM
I've also been better about planing my dark-adaptation since the brightness of drawing often kills it. I study the object a lot more when I'm fully dark-adapted and do drawing in spurts from memory instead of checking the view more frequently while drawing. I regain dark-adaptation in the hood after periods of drawing to study details. This worked very well and I was amazed how much more I could see.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:58 AM
More excellent observations of interesting galaxies in the Spring sky. The observations show much variety in the types of galaxies visible. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:45 PM
Been on vacation but these are excellent sketches and I like the details you got here. Nicely done.