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#1 blb

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:40 PM

My first posting thanks to some help in resizing the sketch.
Hope it works and you all enjoy.

Buddy

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#2 JayinUT

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:43 PM

Buddy,

This is an excellent sketch of M51 and its companion. I really like the effect, really like seeing it in the eyepiece. Nicely done! Glad you got to resize your sketches and I look forward to seeing more of them.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:45 PM

Buddy,

Great first sketch post! You've captured more detail in M51 than I've seen in this galaxy in 10+ years of observing. It's such a diffuse target that my skies with their varying degrees of light pollution over the years have all but rendered this object a dim shadow of its true self. Congrats for such a good view and sketch. I look forward to many more of your sketches.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:31 AM

Buddy,

Excellent capture of this galaxy pair. Thank you for sharing it with us. :rainbow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:13 AM

Very nice observation :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:01 AM

Buddy,

An excellent observation of the Whirlpool galaxy (M51), especially for the aperture used. You have recorded the spiral arms and companion very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:58 AM

Buddy

An excellent sketch of the Whirlpool Galaxy from your observation :bow: :bow: :bow: You've rekindled my past memories of seeing it from dark skies through a large instrument years ago.

I like your documentation form. Well done.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:36 AM

Buddy,

:waytogo:, nice sketch. :)

:thanx:,

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#9 mandotrout

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:36 PM

Great sketch. Did you create the observation form yourself? I really like that layout.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:46 PM

Nicely done! :bow: Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:24 AM

...Did you create the observation form yourself?...


Yes I did create it. But I am now copying them. My computer crashed last summer and I lost my hard drive. So I am going to have to create it again. Thanks for the compliments.

Buddy

#12 mikesemmler

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:59 PM

buddy - sensationell thanks

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#13 Jeff Young

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

Nice observation, Buddy. You got excellent results from 4" and 5" instruments under NELM 5 skies.

-- Jeff.






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