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#1 ManuelJ

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:15 AM

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This is my very first sketch!. Comments welcome :)

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:00 AM

Welcome to the sketching forum! It looks very good, I wish my first sketch looked this good. I hope you keep sketching and posting them here, I don't think there's many large scopes in this part of the forum.

#3 Achernar

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:37 AM

This is a very good sketch of one of my personal favorites when it comes to galaxies. Moreover, a good demonstration of why aperture rules when it comes to galaxies too.

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#4 Jeff Young

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

Very nice! (Is it a digital sketch?)

Goodness, a 20" scope under SQM 21.7 skies -- sounds like heaven.

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#5 JayinUT

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:59 PM

Wow, what a wonderful first sketch! Love the detail you've captured.

#6 rolandlinda3

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

Great sketch, and welcome from this corner also. Look forward to more sketches with that 20 inch!! Roland

#7 ManuelJ

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:49 AM

Thank you all!.

And yes, it's a digital sketch.

#8 CarlosEH

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:57 AM

Manuel,

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. This is an outstanding first sketch of a somewhat difficult object to render (M104, the Sombrero Galaxy). The galaxy's nucleus, dust disk, and central bulge is well rendered in your observation. I look forward to your future observations on this forum.

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#9 frank5817

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:27 AM

Manuel,

This is one fine sketch of M-104.:waytogo: It is well placed at nightfall for observation right now. You have captured all its stunning features very well with that large scope. Yes and welcome to the sketching forum.

Frank :)






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