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Sketch of Hidden Treasure 23 (NGC 1502)

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#1 Starobserver


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:46 AM


Heres my sketch (and observing report!) of NGC 1502 or O'Meara's Hidden Treasure 23

Observing report
NGC 1502 is easy to locate. In a small telescope you can see the cluster as a very faint and fuzzy patch of light at the end of Kemble's Cascade. The cluster is bright and well detached from the background. All stars look more or less white. I cannot detect any "coloured" stars. At the centre I see two bright white stars, and from this centre, chains of stars run into different directions. Near the centre, to the west, there is a trapezium of stars, while two the south I can see two identical triangles. Beside the two bright white lucidae, there are no other striking stars in this cluster. I count between 20 and 25 stars, which makes it a poor cluster. I can detect no nebulosity or background glow of unresolved stars. The magnitude range is large, from very bright to very faint. All in all a lovely little cluster. The optimum magnification is 94x, which is achieved with the 17mm Nagler Type 4.

Observing location : Landgraaf, Netherlands
Telescope : Orion Optics UK 300mm
Eyepiece : 17mm Nagler Type 4
Magnification / Field of view ‘ : 94 / 52

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#2 frank5817



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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:29 AM


Welcome to the CN Sketching Forum. This is an excellent sketch as is your sketch that appears on ASOD today. You have set a high standard for yourself and I hope you are back frequently with more of these fine sketches.:waytogo:

Frank :)

#3 JayinUT


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:35 AM


A wonderful sketch of Hidden Treasure 23! Your contrast and star placement are excellent. As with Frank, I hope that you continue to post more of your work here.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:17 PM

Welcome to CN and the Sketching Forum Math! :D A particularly beautiful entrance with this fine sketch of NGC 1502. Thank you for revealing this Hidden Treasure! :bow: :jump: :bow:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:06 PM

a great sketch - there was some great stuff on your website also

#6 TomN


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:06 PM

......one of the more beautiful sketches I have seen here....thank you! Tom

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:38 AM


Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. Your observation of NGC 1502 is excellent. You have captured this open cluster in Camelopardalis very nicely. We all look forward to your future observations on the forum.

http://www.perezmedi...ves/000580.html (an excellent observation made by Jeremy Perez)


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Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:52 PM


A beautiful sketch of a very fine target! :waytogo:

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:02 AM

This is a nice rendering of a very pretty cluster that is "hidden" right out in the open. NGC1502 might get fewer visitors as people take the low power widefield view of Kemble's Cascade--thanks for the closeup (and welcome to CN). :)

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:40 PM

Very nice work. And it's nice to see someone working on objects listed in Hidden Treasures. :bow:

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