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#1 rodelaet

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hi Folks,

Last month, I spend some time with my binoculars to see how they perform with a pair of UHC-filters. These binoculars accept regular eyepieces, which is an advantage when it comes to using filters. Don't worry if your binoculars have fixed eyepieces. You can still insert the filters in the eyecups. If they don't fit immediately, cut some rings of foam to keep the filters at place. It is not the ideal solution but it works!
Here is my impression of Messier 17. The lower power of a pair of binoculars give room for observing the subtle extensions of M17. The Milky way background west of M17 also displayed a subtle pattern of mottling. The small cluster south of M17 is Messier 18. I hope that my sketch inspires you to grab you binoculars and go observing. :cool:

Site : Bisschofshofen, Austria
Date : July 18, 2012
Time : around 21.30UT
Binoculars : Teleskop Service 90° 70mm binoculars
Magnification : 21.6x
FOV: 3.2°
Filters : UHC
Seeing : 4/5
Transp. : 5/5
Sky brightness : 20.8 magnitudes per square arc second near zenith (SQM reading).
Nelm: 6
Sketch Orientation: N up, W right.
Digital sketch made with Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, based on a raw pencil sketch.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful sketch! I admire always observers who take te time to sketch all the background stars. I don't ;)

#3 niteskystargazer

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

Rony,

Very nice sketch of M-17 :),

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

I hope that my sketch inspires you to grab you binoculars and go observing.


You can be sure it inspires me!

Jean

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

Amazing!

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#6 frank5817

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

Rony,

Great to see you here again. You continue to capture masterful wide field sketches of wonderful deep sky targets.
Your nights are getting darker and longer now.
Happy hunting.

Frank :)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

Rony

This is truly impressive. Really its like looking through your binos, the effect is simply stunning. And these stars all around.. WOW. I'm impressed. I like it very much. Same comments about M16. More real than that it's the real view at the eyepiece.

Andre.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! :)

#9 Michael11

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

Very nice! Just the way it looked through my 80mm refractor, under dark skies.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

Fabulous wide field sketch! I like the way you've 'illuminated' the FOV and left the black portal hole. It gives the sketch real life.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

That's just brilliant - very atmospheric and just what you see through an eyepiece (or two in this case!)
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:31 PM

Excellent sketch!!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

Rony, it's great to see you again! Wonderful sketch!






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