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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:45 PM

Here is a recent sketch I made of the bright globular cluster M3. I was planning to hunt some galaxies but the conditions turned out to be too poor for such observations.

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:50 PM

TennthEnemy,

Very nice sketch of M-3 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:18 PM

Great sketch!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:18 PM

TenthEnemy,

Oh yes, Spring is here in for certain.
Excellent sketch of this globular.

Frank :)

#5 JayinUT

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

TenthEnemy,

Fantastic sketch. I really like how you've captured the background glow of the glob and the variance in size and in magnitude of the stars.

#6 CarlosEH

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:33 AM

TE,

An outstanding observation of M3 in Bootes. This is one of my favorite springtime (for us northern hemisphere people) objects to observe. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

#7 Jef De Wit

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

I have great difficulties in skechting globulars and I'm always impressed with people who can put them right on paper. Fine sketch!

#8 TenthEnemy

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thank you all for the comments! The brighter globs can indeed be difficult to sketch, it's easiest to just try to capture their impression rather than place every star with precision. M3 has many stars in the 14 to 15 magnitude range that shimmer with averted vision in my 10", but are impossible to accurately place.

#9 Rutilus

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:50 PM

Superb sketch, very nice indeed.

#10 Tommy5

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

Great sketch, very realistic thanks for posting.

#11 JanisR

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

Really great sketch of M3!

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:31 AM

very impressive!
Great sketch!

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:50 AM

Wonderful sketch of a beautiful globular cluster. Did you do this originally on white paper, then scan and invert the colors or straight on black paper?

John

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:03 AM

Terrific sketch, TenthEnemy!

#15 TenthEnemy

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Did you do this originally on white paper, then scan and invert the colors or straight on black paper?

It is graphite and ink on white paper. I photographed the sketch and inverted it.


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