Sketch of some more Herschel Items
Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:23 PM
First one is NGC 6885, a nice open cluster to view right now, and rather large for a Herschel.
Here is the planetary nebula NGC 7008. I enjoyed viewing this and the skies were pretty good that night and as a result, I had some good viewing on this object.
I have viewed NGC 6946 The Fireworks Galaxy several times but I haven't sketched it at the eyepiece. So using the Digitized Sky Survey image I practiced using their image as a base. Here is a result of the practice session since the moon was full and its really cloudy right now.
So, I've been busy but I figure with Herschels who really wants to see to many of them though I am finding I am sketching more than I thought I would. One good thing was in September the weather cooperated enough that I completed all of O'Meara's objects for that month and got a jump on a few items for October. Clear skies to each of us I hope.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:51 PM
These are excellent. Nice sketches and report.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:23 PM
Excellent observations of NGC 6885, NGC 6946, and NGC 7008. You have captured all of these objects very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 03:12 AM
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:08 PM
Nicely done. It's nice to see what someone else has seen on the same object. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:25 AM
Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:12 PM
An excellent observation of NGC 6885. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:28 AM
Thank you for your kind comments. Now if the skies would just clear again, but it looks good for mid week and next weekend so since that is new moon I'll take that!
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:06 AM
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:27 AM
Using an XT10. Posted this in your post on your sketch but I have never run into so may Jay's in one place.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:49 AM
I should change my signature line to help alleviate confusion!
- SFL Jay