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#1 rodelaet

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hi folks,

Here is a postcard from Spain (Mallorca).
We had 12 days of cloudless nights. :)

The sketch reflects the view to the South from the terrace of our appartement. I tried to include the lightpollution from a nearby streetlight :( near the southern horizon as well.

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#2 rolandlinda3

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:49 PM

Outstanding, Rony. Sounds like a great time with great skies. Have a binoculars to do a constellation?

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

Very nice sketch, Rony! :bow:

(To bad about that pesky streetlight, though.)

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:01 PM

That is truly excellent, Rony. Including that bit of LP really gives an immersive sense of what your environment was like. Very nice use of monochromatic noise to keep digital banding effects at bay.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:50 PM

Rony,

You are a really great sketcher. And I'm not just saying that- you are a truly great sketcher of the sky as it appears.


Frank :)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:59 PM

Roland, Eric, Jeremy and Frank,

Thank you very much for the great comments. :D

It was fun to observe the largest deep-sky object of the sky.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:05 PM

great sketch of the naked eye milky-way a sight i never see from my home in chicagoland unless there is a power outage, trhanks for sharing.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:40 PM

What a cool idea, Rony. Nicely executed as well.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:40 PM

Rony,

Beautifully rendered, my friend! :bow: :waytogo: :bow:
I'm sorry about the street light intrusion, but you seem to have made the best of it!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:46 PM

Rony,

A beautiful and accurate observation of the Milky Way. You have captured the delicate glow of the Milky Way in your fine rendering. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:06 PM

Rony,

that's a beautiful view (and not easy to do i think!) of your sky.

makes me think about a view i had in France a few years back, it's actually unbelievable how much we suffer from light pollution here in flandres :(

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:12 PM

Well done! Even before paying any attention to the stars whatsoever, the details of the star clouds and gaps produced by dark clouds was so realistically executed that I knew in an instant what portion of the milky way was shown. I see that you included the obvious splotch of M8, too.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:58 PM

Rony, I have such incredible admiration for your talent! :bow: :rainbow: :bow: So rare it is to see someone capable of sketching such a wide variety of objects with such fine precision and control. Jeremy did a sketch of the Milky Way a while back. It's a wonderful idea that I've always wanted to try. This sketch is just awesome!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:04 AM

Rony,

When I was in France in July I took a digital photo of the same reason. But after viewing your sketch, i'm not gonna post it :grin:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the wonderful replies, everyone!

Here is the second view when Cygnus reached zenith. At that time, the light pollution was a little less obvious.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

And here is the merged view of the two sketches. The true field of view is about 90°.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:44 PM

Best ultra -wide sketch i've seen you have drawn the great dark rift in the milky way beatifully

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:32 PM

Wow! :bow: Nice job, Rony.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:24 PM

Rony,

Your two individual sketches are beautifully done, but seeing the three constellations of the Summer Triangle with the Teapot on the horizon all at the same time puts us in Mallorca with you. Thanks for the view. :)

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:10 PM

Tommy, Eric and Michael,

Thank you for the kind replies. :D

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:47 PM

Nice, really nice. I have almost 30 years without a view like this one... you have taken me back to those glorious days. Thanks a lot.
Greetings.
Jorge.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

Rony,

Once again you have completely overwhelmed us. Great sketching of the Cygnus milky way and composite.You really do great work I look forward to seeing. :bow: :rainbow: :bow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:41 AM

Rony,

Another wonderful observation of the Summer Milky Way in Cygnus. The two observations combines are spectacular! Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:07 AM

That really is an amazing sketch, Rony! Well done!

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

Jorge, Frank, Carlos and Demelza,

Thank you! I'm glad you like the composite of the Milky Way.






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