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#1 Dan_I

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:56 AM

Dear all,

this is my first post on this great forum (that I follow for a long time !).

Here are some sketches made this summer in the French Alps. I used a 10 inches truss dobsonian, a 24mm Panoptic and an UHC filter.

First the crescent nebula (NGC 6888) :

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Then the Lagoon (M8) :

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The Eastern Veil (NGC 6992/95) :

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And the Swan (M17) from last summer, with an OIII this time:

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regards, and clear skies to all !

Dan

#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:03 AM

Welcome on CN Sketching Forum! This are excellent sketches. It must be fun (and really dark) to observe in the mountains. Hope to see more in the future!

#3 S1mas

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:22 AM

Very impressive first post. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:35 AM

Dan,

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. Your observations of the various Summer nebulae are excellent. You have recorded them all very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all. I look forward to your future observations.

Carlos

#5 frank5817

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:03 AM

Dan,

Yes, welcome to the Sketching Forum and thanks for bringing your excellent sketching gifts. :rainbow: :cool: :bow:

Frank :)

#6 norden

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:23 PM

Like it! Excellent sketch!

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:14 PM

Nicely done and wonderful targets. Looks like you had a good time.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:44 PM

Very nice sketches!

#9 HellsKitchen

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:17 PM

Great sketches. I noticed you captured the tiny hourglass feature in M8.

#10 Dan_I

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:41 AM

Thanks a lot everyone for your warm welcome ! This is a great place!

Now I long for the next moutain trip from my light-polluted suburbs...

best regards and clear skies,

Dan

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:21 AM

Dan,

:waytogo:, on your nice sketches :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#12 JayinUT

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

Dan,

Bienvenue! Your sketches are terrific and I like the details that you have included in them. Well done.

#13 Michael11

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:23 PM

I really liked the 6888 and the Swan nebula, very realistic look. Well done =)






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