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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

NGC 5907 sketch page is linked here.

Thanks, Frank, for inspiring me with your sketch to go take a look. While it was not the greatest of nights to observe, it was still a good one to give thanks.

#2 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:06 PM

Wonderful sketch, Roland!

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:30 PM

Terrific sketch, and I always enjoy reading your observing reports that go with them. Has Linda been observing and sketching lately? Send her my best, please.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:46 PM

Roland,

THAT IS A FANTASTIC SKETCH. I certainly am happy you sketched this one and posted it. Like Erika said your report is just perfect. Excuse me while I go back and look at this edge-on galaxy sketch again.

Frank :)

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:43 PM

Thank you for asking, Erika. She does not sketch nearly as often and has some physical limits but still stays busy with various charitable things. I will relay your greetings. I was thinking of you folks the other night...remembering our brief observing period but fun visit.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:18 PM

Great sketch Roland. Love seeing your words& work.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:42 PM

Wonderful drawing, Roland. Even better since it was inspired by one of the great contributors to this forum. Friendly competition is useful and I'm all for it, but I can't think of a more valuable reason for the forum than for us to inspire one another to do our best.

"How can I not give thanks for the opportunity?" Indeed.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:08 AM

Roland,

What a great sketch you managed there! :applause:

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:52 AM

Thanks everyone. I am glad you enjoyed it. Frank, thanks again and for your comment...it is a very nice target. I really wanted to spend time with NGC 4036 afterwards but the weather has not been good enough since the night I grabbed this one.

As for the comments on the words/lessons, it is so good to be able to go to my Father in the name of Jesus Christ in order to ask about what to learn when I do these study/sketch projects. While this is probably senseless to non-believers and silly to others, the process is real, not contrived, and dependent on something far more reliable than my own thinking.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

Roland,

An excellent observation of this very interesting edge-on galaxy. You have rendered the galaxy's central bulge and dust lane very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:56 AM

Thanks Carlos. It was a good time. Looking forward to your observations and sketches.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:08 PM

Superb sketch Roland, your use of color is wonderful. You mentioned in another post your love of edge-on galaxies and I just wanted to tell you how much I find these galaxies fascinating. Great job!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

Thanks Richard. My problem is that I like so many types. Now I want to get back to some barred spirals, which I also find fascinating.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:37 AM

Wonderful edge-on galaxy, Roland. :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:19 PM

Thanks Rony. Enjoyed your M27 also. Wish you were with us one night when we catch it using the video astro....the contrasting greens, blues, and reds/pinks knock you socks off!






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