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#1 Undermidnight

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:26 PM

It sure feels good to get the pencils out again. Last night I spent time at our club's dark sky site and I got to do some sketching. The first object is something a fellow club member calls the Porch Light. NGC 2362 in Canis Major.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:28 PM

NGC4762 and 4754 in Virgo:
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:29 PM

M104
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:30 PM

Siamese Twins in Virgo
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:30 PM

And finally, another interacting pair, 4485 and 4490
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

It has been over 3 years or more since I last sketched and it sure was nice. I still have a way to go to get it to look better (and doing some better post processing). This was my new scope's maiden voyage at a dark sky site and it sure delivered some nice images to me!

Can't wait to go out again.

Jason Hissong

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:41 AM

Jason,

Fantastic sketches! You've captured the subtle details in these different galaxies very well, and they are a pleasure to view. Thanks for sharing these. I've been wanting to sketch galaxies for a month now, but it seems that the new moon period in March and now April here has coincided with plenty of cloud cover!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

Jason,

It is clearly evident that you have been sketching for some time. This is a most impressive collection of galaxy sketches. I am looking forward to seeing more of your works.

Frank :)

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

Jason,

Great sketching of some wonderful galaxies. Your detail work I think is well done on these objects. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

Jason,
Those are wonderful sketches. :D :bow: Keep up the good work. And practice practice like I do. :D

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:10 PM

Terrific sketches! For someone who hadn't sketched in three years, your skills came back remarkably fast.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:52 PM

Thanks guys! I am still a beginner at this. :grin:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:58 PM

Jason,

An excellent assortment of observations of an open cluster/planetary nebula and galaxies. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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