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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:50 PM

The briefest of opportunities and a view with a terrestrial context provided a simple sketch opportunity and story. You can see either at the site below the signature. Hit the inspiration button; it's the top story on the left column...you will see the thumbnail of the constellation's center.

#2 ladip63

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

Really Really nice Roland. :bow: Nice article too.
God bless
Lynn

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:54 PM

Roland,

Great great story and sketch. The work you are doing is really quite special and in many ways I would say that one of those stars in the heavens will forever shine as a testament to that. :bow:

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:37 PM

Roland,

A beautiful observation of Orion the Hunter in the Winter sky. An inspirational story as well. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

#5 rolandlinda3

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:48 PM

Thank you for the comments. It was a sweet night. Just below the Orion story is one I just posted regarding a lesson learned from two lunar sketches: one at 8 power and the second at a little less than 200X. Hope you enjoy this one, too.

The vastly different lunar sketches that are possible have been a great tool in Uganda or at home as we teach drastic differences in scenes of different magnifications and conditions...yet each has unique characteristics that are worth observing.

#6 frank5817

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:56 PM

Roland,

Wonderful Orion sketch after the snow and fine lesson. :bow:
You connect importants things in great ways. :cool: :rainbow:

Frank :)

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:22 AM

Roland,

Inspirational sketch and post. You made me reflect on something I haven't done and that I enjoy to do, which is just getting out and sitting in a chair and observing the sky naked eye. Thank you for sharing this.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:52 PM

Jay, I try to go outside every clear night, even if its only for a few minutes. I am terrible at finding things in the sky, so if I keep doing it, I hope to get better. But, as you said, it is a wonderful way to sketch scenes, especially with earth features for a context. Enjoy.






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