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NGC 3593 using the S. Mellish technique

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#1 JayinUT

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:54 PM

I took Alex up on trying out Scott Mellish's method and I still have a lot to practice with it but I took one of the sketches I posted here recently, NGC3593 and reworked it there. Stars aren't perfect, but I love how easy it is to work in layers with the white on black. It looks much better in person than in the photo. I told Alex this was a WOW for me. Here is my first practice. I can't wait for the weather to improve to try it in the field, but at least I have time to practice the method. The image is captured on a digital camera and then the only add on I did was to import it to GIMP to add the the information. Let me know what you think.

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I'm going to post the other two again as a comparison.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

It looks pretty good! And happy birthday, BTW.


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:47 PM

Nice work Jay.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:39 PM

Jay,

It looks good. Keep at it I think you got something going there.

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#5 JayinUT

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

Thanks Thomas, Rutilus and Frank.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:27 AM

Jay,

An excellent observation of NGC 3593 in Leo. This is an interesting galaxy to review. It is also a tribute to the late Scott Mellish and he would have been proud of your observation. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

Great sketch, Jay! Looking forward to your future attempts with this sketching technique.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:12 PM

Jay,

Very nice sketches of NGC 3593 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:42 AM

Nice work Jay. This latest rendition does have a softer feel to it, more like a 'through the eyepiece' view for certain.

If you can't find a white charcoal pencil, sharpen a stick of pastel to give you a pencil sharp point. You can then use it to mark the star points.

Alex.






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