12th September 2009
Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:45 AM
In less than ideal conditions I managed to get a couple of clusters in Cassiopeia sketched before the mist became too bad.
Hope you enjoy them.
The Owl Cluster, I like the name the ET Cluster.
A nice orange star sits at the heart of this cluster.
This is a large cluster and the seeing didn't show it to it's true potential, I'm sure on a better night I'll get more out of it.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:09 AM
Even the angels are smiling at these fine sketches. Wonderful sketches of these fine open clusters. Adding the correct color to the bright stars really makes them special.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:21 AM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:01 PM
The colour is added in Photoshop Michael, the programme contains every colour you'll need.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:29 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:14 AM
I was looking at these clusters myself the other night and M103 makes me think of a northern 'Jewel Box' but not quite as striking as that southern cluster. It also makes me think of the Klingon logo in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:02 PM
Excellent observations of three interesting open clusters. They appear to sparkle on the monitor. Thank you for sharing them with us all.