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#1 BillP


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

Came across this link...some impressive work using some impressively large aperture scopes! Gives a good idea how some common target look in some larger scopes from dark sites with apertures ranging up to almost 24" !!


#2 CarlosEH


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:36 PM


Serge Veillard is a very talented and impressive artist/observer. His posted observations are among the best that I have ever seen. Thank you for providing the link. I hope that you are able to observe soon.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

WOW!! That is pretty awesome Bill. Thanks for sharing this link.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

I would post some drawings made with 24" on Mauna Kea but right away the signs of lack of oxygen would be evident :grin: I did one really good on once when seeing was very good and only have a rough draft of it with me now, and it still looks like hen scratching to me. Needless to say the seeing up there is not all that great much of the time, at least when I was there. But, when it was good you could see for miles :grin:

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:52 PM

Serge's work is amazing. For his color drawings, he actually tested different color pencils to see what they looked like when inverted. So he actually colors them in reverse. Then when they are inverted the tones AND colors are correct. Extremely cool.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:21 AM


Serge Vieillard does amazing sketching. If you look carefully at his work he does it all with a minimum of pencil strokes too.
You will see many of his sketches at ASOD and I have done some of the translation from French to English with help because it has been 45 years since I had French in school.
I wish I had known Google translation could do a complete translation of his entire site. :foreheadslap:

Frank :)

PS Take a close look at his Mars (March) sketches for the 2010 opposition -- very impressive just like the impressive nebula work.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:44 AM

Oops, I didn't see the "Link" and after looking at the drawings am in awe! Very impressive drawings indeed.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:44 AM

Very impresive sketches! Awesome views too ;)

Thanks for the link Bill.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:41 PM

I think I first saw Serge's drawings on ASOD (providing a venue for sketchwork that one might never happen across is a great service--thanks, Rich and Jeremy!). His inverted color sketches are meticulous and beautifully done.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

Serge's sketches are truly amazing. I have bookmarked the page and will be having a good look through it this weekend!

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