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Cleopatra's Eye and other winter objects

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#1 Achernar

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:06 PM

Last weekend the cloudy weather relented and I went to the usual site from which I observe deep sky objects, a local airstrip. Among the objects I observed that night is the bright double shell planetary nebula NGC-1535, also known as Cleopatra's Eye. The larger, fainter and more diffuse outer shell surrounds a much brighter and smaller inner shell, which has a hole in which the central star is apparent. I observed this object with my 10-inch Dob and a 7mm TMB planetary eyepiece that yielded a magnification of 188X. No nebula filter was used. Other objects I looked at include the Canis Major galaxy NGC-2207, the Aries sketched on the same night I drew NGC-1535.

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#2 Achernar

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:08 PM

This is a sketch of NGC-2207.

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#3 Achernar

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:10 PM

Here is the Aries galaxy NGC-972.

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#4 Achernar

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

This is the Eridanus galaxy, NGC-1199.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:33 PM

Excellent DSO observations.:bow: How do you render the stars? Is it done by hand or computer? Thanks.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

Taras, thanks for sharing this fine set of sketches! :waytogo:

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:23 PM

That are a couple of really fine sketches. I like the detail you put on your DSO. That must be a lot of work.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:34 PM

WOW!!! Taras Great sketches :bow:
Such a crisp sketches..
Thanks for sharing:D
Keep up the good work.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

Taras,

Very nice to see some of your impressive planetary nebulae and galaxy sketches here again.
Beautifully done. :bow: :rainbow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:48 PM

Taras,

Excellent observations of interesting planetary nebulae and galaxies. You have recorded interesting detail within all of these objects. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:55 PM

Thanks everyone. Regarding your question Mathteacher, initially I draw field stars' locations in with a pencil, but I use Photoshop to add them after scanning the drawings.

Taras


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