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#1 mike73

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

Managed to grab a couple hours sketching last night.
I set myself a goal a couple months ago of sketching the Messier objects and its something I'm really enjoying.
These globulars have become my favourite objects to sketch, so many different shapes and asterisms inside them that I missed before I started sketching.

M2
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M12
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M14
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#2 JeanB

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

Three very nice sketch, Mike. Glad you enjoy this hobby, we will have more your sketch posted!!!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Terrific sketches, Mike. I took a gander at M12 last night and your sketch very much represents what I saw.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:43 PM

Mike

Your globs looks so real. Beautiful work.

Andre

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

These are such life like representations.You really capture the view just as I remember from my past 12.5 and 13.What are you using for the white?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

very nice presentations. globulars are such fun to go after...and each so unique.

#7 astronz59

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

Lovely catches all, Mike. I like the way you have managed to capture the eyepice view in all of its subtle essences! :refractor::rollgrin: :ubetcha:

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:10 AM

Mike,

These are very fine captures of these globulars. When you look at these you can clearly see the variations in shape and brightness. Inspiring!

Frank :)

#9 mike73

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. :)


What are you using for the white?

I use the Mellish technique so use white pastels and white ink pen.

#10 Ed D

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

M2 and M14 seem to have a sort of 3-D quality to them. Very nicely done!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:23 AM

Mike, you've captured the unique features of each GC very nicely. I too love GC's. Each pocesses its own "signature", and no two are alike.

M4 is also a fav' of mine with its striking 'belt'. If you are up for a challenge, try for the little GC that resides within the boundary of the giant cluster M7. It will test you to tease out detail from it at high magnification as it is highly obscured by galactic dust. I use this little GC as a quick check of seeing conditions too.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:49 AM

Nice sketches. A lot of hard work there.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Mike,

Very good sketches of M-2, M-12 & M-14 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#14 geminijk

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

Beautiful! Where did you find or a book with black paper?

John






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