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#1 Nightwid


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 09:21 AM

Hello! I'm Nightwid from Korea.
I observed M35 on January 17, 2010 with my 15" dobsonian.

Date (U.T.) January 17, 2010
Time (U.T.): 11;00-12:50
Location : Chiak Mt, Kangwon-do, South Korea.
Instrument: 15inch F/5 Discovery Dobsonian
Eyepiece : Pentax XL 21mm
Magnification: 93x
Seeing (1-5): 4
Transparency (1-6): 5
Temperature : -18C

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#2 JayKSC



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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:57 AM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, Nightwid!

Thank you for sharing these great sketches - the M35 and NGC 2158 pair are spectacular, and must be moreso with your 15-inch reflector.

I note that you're observing from Seoul? How bad is the light pollution there? I ask as I observe from severe light pollution where I can see stars to around magnitude 4.0 at best. I find it inspiring to see sketches from other observers who seek out deep sky objects despite light pollution.

:) Jay
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#3 lunartic65



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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:12 PM

Fantastic sketch Nightwind, the centre rendition with the field of view circle nicely frames it.

I look forward to more sketches.

May I ask what the symbol in the upper right corner is?

#4 rolandlinda3



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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:07 PM

Very very nice. Do some more!!

#5 CarlosEH


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:18 PM


Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. An excellent observation of M35 and NGC 2158. You have recorded this beautiful open cluster(s) very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all. I look forward to your future observations.


#6 Nightwid


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:23 AM

Thank you for your attention to my sketch!
But, I have one mistake..
Observing location is Chiak Mt, 150km from Seoul.
(Seoul is my house!)
Seoul is a metropolitan city, light pollution is too serious.
and limiting magnitude is only 3.5!! :bawling:

Usually Seoul's observers travel to rural area, far away from Seoul (more than 150km)

#7 Nightwid


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:49 AM

Upper right side symbol is a kind of korean traditional seal.
In Korea, and East Asia, painters have unique seal, called 'Nak gwan'
After complete picture, stamp their's seal on picture's side.

My seal is consist of star, moon and my name.
Original color is red. But this picture use reverse scanning mode.
So color is change.. red -> yellow

#8 Alpha Orionis

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:30 AM

awesome sketch! i like how you pointed out the star chains, and the "globular" like appearance of NGC 2158 is very realistic to what one might see with a low power ep.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:41 AM


A star studded sketch of a pair of line of sight open clusters. Your stars look great against that black velvet.


Frank :)

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:18 PM

nice sketch, i can vouch for the poor skies of seoul, i spent last christmas teaching english for a few weeks & all i could see were the moon & the two brighter planets. Nightwid - in which direction is Mt Chiak?

#11 Nightwid


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:08 AM

My observing point is east side of Chiak Mt.

First place is "cheon-mun-in-ma-ul".
Detailed map is below.

Secont place is "Mae-bong-san-jang"
Detailed map is below.

If you come back to korea, I'll show you the way to the observation site!

And, our astronomical association(night flight) is going to Australia this summer, to observe southern sky!
It's my long-standing wish.. :o

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