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G1 and some nebulae

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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Here are my sketches from last night. All except M42 were first time observations for me.

G1, the brightest globular cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy.

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:35 PM

NGC 7538

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#3 TenthEnemy

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:37 PM

I can see why they call this one the Pacman Nebula.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:40 PM

The Bubble Nebula, I found this one to be surprisingly faint.

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#5 TenthEnemy

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:43 PM

I finished the night with my first look at the Orion Nebula this year.

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#6 frank5817

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:36 PM

These are all very ,very fine sketches. Were you using any filters for the middle three sketches?

Frank :)

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:40 PM

TE,

Thank you for the excellent collection of deep sky observations. You have recorded all of them very nicely. The core and extensions of the Orion Nebula (M42) are prominent. I look forward to your future observations.

Carlos

#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:32 AM

Very good work. Tried the bubble and pacman myself with a 12" but never saw the same amount of detail. What is the NELM of your observing place?

#9 TenthEnemy

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

Thank you for your comments.

I was using a Lumicon UHC filter for every observation except G1. NGC 7635 and 281 were practically invisible without it.

I did all of these observations from my home, it's a 6 on the bortle scale, and a red zone on the light pollution atlas. I don't check NELM.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:45 PM

Nice sketches! I'm particularly impressed by your observation of G1 - were you able to see it and the two faint stars flanking it with direct vision?

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#11 TenthEnemy

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

G1 and the nearby stars just looked like one faint smudge with direct vision. I could only see three distinct objects with averted vision and in moments of good seeing.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:35 PM

Wonderful sketches. Very nice detail, Awesome! :)


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