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#1 Achernar

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:44 PM

Last night I observed with my 15-inch despite the pretty poor sky conditions, but I was able to get nice views of a few globular clusters. In particular I was interested in M-5 and M-62, and I made sketches of them from my drive way. I used a 8mm Orion Stratus eyepiece and a TeleVue Paracorr, which yielded a magnification of about 250X. The seeing was fair, but it did shatter these globular clusters and a few others into stars. Like the drawing I made of NGC-3242, I made them right from the driveway.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

This is the drawing I made of M-62, whose lopsided, comet like appearance was obvious.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:25 AM

Taras,

These are both very fine sketches of these globulars.
M 5 in recent years has become my favorite globular in a large scope with its spirals of stars like a pinwheel.
Nice work

Frank :)

#4 Jef De Wit

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

I'm always impressed by globular-sketches! Fine work!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

They are very nice indeed.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

Excellent'

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:37 AM

Great!

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:17 AM

Beautiful work! I spend all my time stairing at galaxys, and at the end of the night I try to treat myself to some 'eye candy' to relax before going in. Well after seeing your' work, I think I'll give some globulars a go with my pencil. Would increase the amount of time I could observe. Thank you for kindling this flame with your' fine work.
Clearskys, and many of them,
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:41 AM

Excellent sketches of M5 and M62, Taras! That new 15-inch scope of yours offers some impressive views.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:04 AM

Wow!!
Really you see that?
Wonderful sketches!

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:54 AM

Taras,

Two beautiful sketches of Messier Globulars :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:25 AM

Nice work, Taras. You've made the globs appear luminous. How did you do that?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

I've seen them better than that with an eight or ten inch telescope from a dark site, light pollution really hinders what you can see even when an object is visible from a city. Even a six inch plainly shows the lopsided nature of M-62 from a dark site, but it takes a fifteen inch to start showing the stars from my house, the cluster otherwise looks like a comet through smaller apertures.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

You've managed to get some nice depth into the GC's. Along with an almost silver sheen too. Lovely stuff.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:08 PM

Taras,

Excellent observations of M5 and M62. You have captured both globular clusters very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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