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#1 Calopteryx


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:43 AM

My name is Linda and this is my first post in this forum. I have just started to observe deep sky objects. :watching:

I have observed this time Milky Way, M 27, M 45, Melotte 25, IC 4665.

Milky Way:

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I observed Milky Way with naked eye. This was my first time when I odserved Milky Way. It is one of my favourite deep sky objects. :)

Messier 27 (Dumbell Nebula)

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I found this object at random when I just watched randomly with telescope at the sky. This is first time when I observe this object. It was really beautiful object.

Instrument: Newton 10'' :grin:

Messier 45 (Pleiades):

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I observed this with naked eye. It was my first time when I obserwed Pleiades. I saw 16 stars in it. It is very beautiful object. ;)

Melotte 25 (Hyades):

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I observed Hyades with naked eye. It was my first time to observe it. It is very nice object. :D

IC 4665:

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I obserwed this object with 3'' lens telescope. It was my first time to observe this. It was beautiful.

Weather was good when I was observing. It was calm and no clouds in the sky. It was a little moist.


#2 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:57 AM

Wonderful sketches, Linda! Thanks for sharing them. What media are you using? Looking forward to more in the future.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:54 AM

Wow, they're good! I especially like the top one.

And welcome to Cloudy Nights, Linda. Always glad to see new visual observers!

#4 JayinUT


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:59 AM


Wonderful sketches! Nicely captured. I look forward to seeing more of your efforts.

#5 Calopteryx


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

Thank you! :) I'm glad you like them! I'm using Derwent graphic pencils and then I blend it with my finger or cotton bud.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:17 AM


Beautiful sketching, and welcome to the CN sketching forum.
Thanks for the great gifts. :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

Fantastic sketches Linda, I especially like the way you have blended the stars to give the effect of shining.

Can't wait to see more.

#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:48 AM

Linda, impressive for first sketches. Keep them coming. And a good idea to make some naked eye sketches. I observe mostly small, dim DSO. But there are so many beautiful clusters to see with the naked eye. Maybe I'll try it in the future.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:09 PM

Hi Linda, Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum! :flower: :bow: :flower:

It is such a pleasure to see your wonderful sketches! Your naked eye sketches are so cool! Hyades is awesome and I just love your Milky Way, it inspires me to want to sketch my own view. Your Dumbbell nebula is gorgeous and the M45 is amazing for its beauty, accuracy, and stellar magnitudes. Great selection. Looking forward to seeing your next post! :D

#10 Aldebaran


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:14 PM

Good job Linda, you have really expressed your talent here in these amazing skethces! :D

#11 Calopteryx


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:33 PM

I'm so happy that you all like my sketches! I will post them more later :)

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