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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:09 PM

Here are sketches of everything I observed last night. first is M56 in Lyra.

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:12 PM

Next is the Veil nebula. This the the brighter and more obvious section. The UHC helps bring this one out of the light pollution.

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#3 TenthEnemy

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:13 PM

Here is the other side of the veil.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:15 PM

The Double-double, one of my favorite double stars.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:19 PM

finally, Here's M31 and friends, the most visually stunning trio of galaxies I know of.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:22 PM

TenthEnemy,

These are all fantastic sketches. Since I usually observe with the same size scope, I can appreciate how nice these sketches match the view in this size scope. I especially like the Andromeda galaxy sketch with its companions. Excellent post. :bow: :rainbow: :cool:

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:29 PM

Very nicely done and excellent captures. You really nailed these. I really like your capture of the core of M31.

#8 Aldebaran

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:07 AM

Beautiful sketches, TenhtEnemy, good work! :D

#9 Michael11

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

Wow these are great and realistic sketches,
nice job =)

(I personally would make it a little bit brighter)

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

Wow, those are great sketches. I especially like the first Veil Nebula one, well captured.

#11 Tommy5

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:36 PM

Great sketches of these summer highlights of the sky.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:54 PM

Very beautifully rendered TE, I especially enjoyed your Andromeda Galaxy, wonderful detail in the dark lanes and core glow. :bow: :rainbow: :bow:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:28 PM

All very nice. That is a lot of objects for one night!!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:16 PM

TE,

Fantastic observations of a variety of deep sky objects. You have captured them all very nicely, especially the Veil Nebula. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:15 PM

Beautiful sketches! especially M31 and the veil imo.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:45 PM

Excellent work, Tenth Enemy! Love M31.

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#17 Hrundi

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:13 PM

Absolutely incredible sketches. They almost exactly mirror what I see at the eyepiece.

#18 TenthEnemy

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:23 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. This is probably my favorite set of sketches that I've done, especially M31.

I'll be visiting a darker site on the new moon weekend and try to observe and sketch M31 and the veil from there if the conditions are okay. Do me a favor and don't buy any telescopes this week or next :fingerscrossed:






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