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#1 Jeff Young

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:51 AM

We just got back from a few weeks of summer holidays in Colorado. We've got a condo there where I keep a Mewlon and a SolarMax40 (although I forgot to bring any black paper for solar sketching this year).

I got out 3 moonless nights this year (a record), and was quite productive. I've finished scanning and touching up the first half of my sketches, which can be seen in the Deep Sky section (link to observing report).

Cheers,
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#2 Kris.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

great sketches Jeff :waytogo:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:02 AM

Jeff,

Outstanding! I really liked your capture of M8 and of M4 and M62. Great details.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:16 AM

Jeff,

You have created four impressive deep sky sketches here. You always handle the the eyepiece view in a very realistic manner. Great sketches. :bow: :cool: :rainbow: :bow:

Frank :)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:35 AM

Thanks, guys! I appreciate the kind words.

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#6 Jeff Young

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:56 AM

I've uploaded the second half now.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:00 AM

Jeff,

Excellent set of sketches. The globs are luminous (I really like M4) and the subtle variations of tone in the Lagoon nebulosity are very well rendered. I'm looking forward to seeing the other results of your "working vacation". :)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 09:49 AM

Jeff,

The additional sketches are the same high quality of the first group. I especially like the accurate rendition of detail in the M 20 sketch. :waytogo: :bow: :rainbow: :bow:

Frank :)

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:06 AM

Just gorgeous sketches Jeff! :bow: :waytogo: :bow: Both sets are spectacular as we have come to expect from such a fine astro sketcher! :waytogo:

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:09 AM

Outstanding job! Love the Eagle Nebula and the Trifed! :bow: :bow: :bow:

#11 Jeff Young

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

Why thank you, gentlemen.

-- Jeff.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

Jeff,

Excellent observations of globular clusters (especially M4), nebulae, and Jupiter. They are all well recorded, but M4 and M8 (Lagoon Nebula) are nicely done. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:04 PM

Jeff,

Wonderful collection of sketches! :bow: :bow: :bow:

#14 Jeff Young

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

Thanks, Carlos & Rony!

-- Jeff.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

Gosh Jeff , ye came back to cloud , cloud , cloud , glad you made the best of the good skies over there.

Great set of sketches indeed

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:41 AM

Dee --

Yeah, it's been pretty dismal all right. Not much rain though; I've gotten lots of work done in the garden. ;)

-- Jeff.






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