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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:01 PM

Here are some binocular and naked eye sketches I did from Janes Island State Park. According to the light pollution map it's in the bright end of the green zone.

With the limited time I had and the difficulty in sketching with hand held binoculars there is very little accuracy in these sketches; I simply marked where the more obvious things are and stippled in to fill in an appropriate level of background.

The Milky Way with a missing section, I did this one over two nights so I didn't realize I had spliced it together until the sketch was done:

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

Naked eye Andromeda galaxy:

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#3 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:05 PM

And with the 12x50, such an amazing view:

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#4 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

M33, much more visible through the binoculars than through the XT10 from home:

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:10 PM

The Lagoon, I believe m20 was also visible, but I couldn't confirm it with how small it is:

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#6 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:13 PM

Here's the last one; the double cluster :bigshock: :

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

TenthEnemy,

These are stunningly beautiful captures. I really like that naked eye Milky Way from Cygnus to Sagittarius. Actually I can't pick a favorite. They are all sketches I would be very proud of if I were you. And you used hand held binoculars? Wow, that is impressive. :bow: :cool:

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#8 Hrundi

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:00 PM

Awesome sketches. Is that stock 2 in your double cluster sketch?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

Is that stock 2 in your double cluster sketch?

Yes, that is the first time I've ever seen it. I didn't know what I was sketching at the time, but it was too pretty to omit.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:39 PM

According to that sketch, definitely rivals the double cluster itself.
I've found it to be pretty even with a mere 1 degree FOV.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:17 PM

Nice sketching, Tenth!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

TE,

An excellent and very well executed observations of various celestial targets. The Milky Way observation appears as if we are standing next to you. Thank you for sharing them all with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:47 PM

Tenth

Nice set of sketches! :bow: :bow: :bow: I especially like your Andromeda viewed thorugh binoculars. You've rendered a realistic image the way I remember it with binoculars from my parents front yard as a kid.

Keep up the good work!

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#14 TenthEnemy

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:37 PM

Thank you all very much for the comments. I decided to take another picture of my Milky Way sketch and reprocess it. If you're wondering, the gradient isn't accidental, it's the Crisfield light dome.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

Tenth,

I love your Double Double sketch and find M31, M33 and the Lagoon just superbly captured. Your star placement and nebula are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

Excellent sketches. :bow:

#17 Tommy5

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:50 PM

very cool realistic sketches you must have had very dark skies to see such wonders that clearly

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:39 PM

It just boggles my mind how 50mm under medium-dark skies can outperform 11" under light polluted and moon polluted skies.

Incredible sketching. I feel like I am there!

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:58 PM

You have mastery of the subtle hand! I kowtow. :) - j






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