Weekend M94 sketching fun for all
Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 04:58 PM
So I'll just continue to be miserable and hope I feel better each day (somewhat better today than yesterday). Good luck to those who can try again!
Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:00 PM
An excellent observation of M94. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Jay- Please get over the flu as soon as possible.
Roland- The best of luck with the newbie group and M94.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:53 PM
A graphite sketch of M-94 I did 23 years ago under much better sky conditions than I currently have. 10" f/5.7 Dob. 12 mm eyepiece 119x. July 18, 1986 10:40 pm local time.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:32 PM
Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:14 AM
An excellent observation of M94. You have captured the appearance of this galaxy very nicely. It is unfortunate that our skies are not as dark anymore. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:49 AM
Very nice sketches and they are interesting to compare with.
Here is a 4 inch low power view from a few weeks ago. I had it posted on the forum before, but it's a good idea to put some observations in one post.
Sorry Roland, it's not from the week-end. But I have very unpredictable weather conditions.
Site : Bekkevoort, Belgium ( 51Â° N )
Date : April 19, 2009
Time : around 23.00 UT
Scope : Skywatcher 102/500mm achromatic refractor
Eyepiece : Baader Hyperion Zoom at 8mm
Magnification : 63x
Filter : none
Seeing : 3/5
Transp. : 4/5
Sky brightness : 19.96 magnitudes per square arc second near zenith (SQM reading).
Sketch Orientation: N up, W right.
Digital sketch made with Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, based on a raw pencil sketch.
Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:06 AM
It was a very nice night to give thanks.
25 minute sketches
C8 with MCHC on 14 second integration/60% AGC
Mag: about 160X
"The heavens declare the glory of God...."
so they did this night...
Roland (and Linda)
Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:56 AM
All are nice sketches and make an interesting comparison.