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Auriga's Messiers

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#1 lunartic65

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hi all

Pointed the scope to Auriga last evening and pulled down the Messier objects within the borders.

Hope you like them.

M38

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M37

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A great cluster for eye strain and a headache.

M36

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Thanks for taking the time and all comments are most welcome.

#2 NUNKY

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:59 PM

Jolis amas ouverts Paul !!
Ca ne doit pas être facile à positionner toutes ces étoiles.
Christian

#3 JayinUT

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:44 PM

Paul,

Wonderful capture of these three items. IF or when I can get out next I will visit these old friends.

#4 frank5817

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:32 AM

Paul,

Beautiful captures. These three are always worth a close look on a clear winter night. You handled these with precision and care. :bow: :rainbow: :cool:

Frank :)

#5 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:42 AM

These rich clusters are not easy to sketch. But you did the job fine. Very impressive.

#6 lunartic65

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:30 AM

Thank you for the kind comments.

I viewed The Orion Nebula on the same night with the 12" dob and 13mm Nagler, the view was awesome and I'm itching to getting down to sketch it. I know that this single sketch will take me some time, perhaps more than a single night, but it's something I'm looking forward to.

#7 Jef De Wit

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:19 PM

Paul
Impressive, all those stars in one sketch. And I rest an all-time fan of your lettering!

#8 Tommy5

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:27 PM

Great sketch of these winter open clusters.

#9 Michael & Louise

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:06 PM

Wonderful sketches these. One of my favourite areas of the sky with any instrument. Esp. M37 is always a hard one to do justice.

#10 CarlosEH

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:12 PM

Paul,

Excellent observations of M36/37/38 in Auriga. These are some of my favorite open clusters in the sky. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

#11 yann pothier

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:32 AM

Crisps drawings, Paul.

Shapes and star population are well described !

#12 FJA

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

Brilliant sketches. :waytogo:

Auriga's a happy hunting ground for open clusters, as well as the M-objects there are IC and NGC ones to track down too.

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#13 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

Great work with these sketches, Paul. The star field you captured with M37 is especially impressive!


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