NGC 6826 Blinking Planetary
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:29 AM
If anyone has a Saturn template with the present day ring tilt and would be willing to share it then let me know.
After Saturn, I turn toward planetary Neb. NGC 6826 at lower power say 100x using averted vision it would blink. When I increased power to 448x it did not blink anymore and this is the power that I wanted to sketch at.
I couldn't tease out as much detail as some of the other planetary nebs. I recently sketched. The night sky did not seem stable and the full moon was out. So maybe that contributed to the lack of detail I was hoping for. Central Star is very distinct in this one. Thanks for looking.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:07 PM
Very nice sketch of the Blinking Planetary .
Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:12 PM
a very nice sketch. As for the template of Saturn, I am sure some of the artists in this forum will be more than willing to send you one. With the size of my scope, I have good results just drawing using a plastic multi-shapes stencil.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:47 PM
I am still trying with Gimp just not there yet.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:36 PM
How would I do the rings?
The stencil I use have cercles and ellipses. I use the ellipse for the rings. It is not perfect but as I said for my scope is does the trick!
Here is an exemple of a very quick draft. The tilt of the rings, I think, can be adjusted choosing a more open or close ellipse.