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#1 Aldebaran

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:11 PM

Hello,

During couple of last nights, here in Southwestern Finland have been exceptionally good weather and clear sky. That has meant that I have spent some time in my dark sky observing place in the archipelago of Turunmaa, Southwestern Finland.

Here are couple of sketches, just for starters (more will be coming later)!

Milky way

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Instrument: Naked eye
Observing place: Parainen, Finland
Date: 14/15.9.2009
Time: 22.50
Conditions: seeing 2, BB 2, NELM 6,3
Clear sky, calm, pretty warm air

Messier 15

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Instrument: Newton 10''
Observing place: Parainen, Finland
Date: 15/16.9.2009
Time: 23.50
Conditions: seeing 3, BB 2, NELM 6,4
Clear sky, calm, pretty warm and moist air

#2 kraterkid

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:19 PM

Juha, these are just beautiful sketches! :jump: Fantastic northern latitude Milky Way! :bow: Awesome M15, it appears resolved to its luminous core. Wonderful sketch work. :waytogo:

#3 frank5817

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:20 PM

Juha,

That is one fine dark sky view of the Milky Way.:waytogo:
Some folks do not sketch the intense core of M 15 the way you have done here but that is just the way I see it. Fantastic sketch of M 15. Actually both sketches are marvelous. :bow: :bow: :rainbow:

Frank :)

#4 Tommy5

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

Gret skeches you must have some fantastic skies to see such sights, the dark rift in mm, wow thanks for posting.

#5 JayinUT

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

I love your capture of M15. Wonderful capture of the details of the patterns and stars. In your sketch it just pops out like in the EP.

#6 Aldebaran

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:11 PM

Thank you for your kind comments, Rich, Frank, Tommy and Jay! :)

#7 CarlosEH

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:22 PM

Juha,

Excellent observations of the Milky Way and M15. The Milky Way must have been spectacular from your dark site. M15 is very well rendered. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos






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