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#1 Matt Lindsey

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

Hi all,
For some reason my scanner won't work on my computer, so I scanned a few sketches on another machine. I'm somewhat satisfied with this M-97 sketch. Took me a long time to get the eyes correct. You can just barely see the mag. 10 star on the NE side--a little fainter than it should be. (I fixed this during processing). No.2/HB pencils, plain white paper. If the size is too small, I'll re-scale.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

Matt,

Very nice sketch, your sky is better than mine. I don't see M-97 this well without a filter using a scope of the same aperture as yours.
Well done.

Frank :)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

Thanks Frank. I should add: that was at 115X w/OIII filter.
The "eyes" were still tough and required averted vision. Skies were "orange" zone/approx. NELM 5.3

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:36 AM

Nice sketch - difficult one to do, and you have got it well.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:56 PM

Matt,

Good capture for your skies and instrument. It should take repeated attempts with averted vision to get the eyes in. I enjoy your sketch.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

Thanks Phil and Jay. I've always loved watching those eyes come and go.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

Nice work.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

Matt,

Very good sketch of M-97 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

That's a very good sketch, much better than I can do right now.

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