The Lagoon Nebula
Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:32 PM
Forest Road 006 Site 1 National Forest Land: Elevation 6030 feet.
Antoniadi I; Clear and cool
NGC 6523 or Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula/Emission Nebula in Sagittarius
June 21st, 2012;
20mm ES 68 degree
OIII and Ultrablock NB Filter
Not to duplicate what goes on at any site, but I did create a new forum just on astronomical sketching and the various types of it (lunar, solar, double star, deep sky objects etc). It is hoped that this is one where you can post sketches and your method of sketching and receive real input and feedback in what your doing that is constructive and helps one to grow. I would hope it would be used for that. I did a post that shows the growth I've had and I find that interesting. I'll be posting for input on my new sketch of M22 which is a much improved version but not one I am happy with for feedback since I use the Mellish method now. Anyway, if your interested here is the link.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:34 AM
Would love to see your copy after playing with the brightness and contrast! Thanks,
Everyone, thanks for your comments.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:31 AM
Excellent sketch of M8, I really enjoyed your description of how good that sky was.
I played with the brightness and contrast a little and can post here if you like.