First night out with 6"
Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:34 PM
Below are two of the sketches I made that night. The first is of the Orion Nebula wich was a beautiful sight. Many knots and swirls were visible throughout and the dark "Fish Mouth" was clearly defined. The trapezium was nicely split as well. The sketch is at 125X
The second sketch is of M35 which I sketched just a short while ago with a 3" firstscope. In the 6" M35 is very large and bright and spectacular at 30X, which is the magnification I used in the sketch. There was a sort of "Y" shaped asterism of brighter stars and a multitude of fainter stars. The center of the cluster was rather dim.
All in all a very succesful 1st night out!
Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:48 PM
Excellent observations of the Orion nebula (M42) and M35. These are two of my favorite deep sky objects to observe in the Winter sky. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:25 PM
These are beautiful sketches. Your website is growing rapidly as you continue to add your sketches. All worth a good look.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 11:04 AM
Great job on M-42 and M-3
Nice web site!
Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:36 PM
nice site you have!
Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:36 PM
I had an 8" Dob many years ago in the Netherlands (I'm in Calgary now). I've found that the views in the 6" now are not much inferior if at all to the views through the 8" previously. Probably due to better sky conditions and better eyepieces.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:15 AM