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#1 Roel

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower occurs at noon from my longitude, so the best period to observe the meteors would this morning before dawn. I took a comfortable chair and my sketching materials to my favorite observing site to sketch as much meteors as possible. At the eve of my obseving session I already prepared the layout for the sketch: a starry sky (with the brightest stars as visible around the observing time) and a bit of a horizon. At the site I drew the meteors and the fainter stars at the right position.

Despite it was still hours before the real maximum, it was a spectacle! A lot of bright meteors, some with smoke trails. Sadly I missed some of the brightest because I was busy sketching a fainter one...

Clear skies!



Larger version: http://www.roelblog....2012-spektakel/ (click on the image in the link)

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

Roel,

Very pleasing scene. Excellent sketching.

Frank :)

#3 JeanB

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Roel,

your sketch is wonderful!

Jean

#4 Ed D

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

Wow, that's a really nice sketch. Thanks for posting it.

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#5 Kris.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

great looking sketch! i seem to miss them every year!

#6 niteskystargazer

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:17 PM

Roel,

Good sketch of the Spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#7 astronz59

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

Great atmosphere in this sketch Roel! Obviously your careful planning paid off. Thanks for sharing :bow: :jump:






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