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#1 Erix

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

Sketches created with AL template, #2 graphite pencil, loaded blending stump with charcoal, super-fine Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen “S”, 0.5mm mechanical pencil.

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75x magnification: Small, soft circular disk, with a hint of slight elongation. O-III adds contrast and there was a hint of brightness in the center of it. A 14.75 magnitude star to the southwest and a 15.3 magnitude star to the southeast of NGC7354 were observed at this magnification just outside of the disk.

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225x magnification: A third star with a magnitude of 14.9 was observed just outside of the disk to the west. Using an O-III, the NE and SW edges of the disk were fainter and I could see a brightened edge to the nebula around the rest of the disk with a fainter center. I detected a faint, diffuse haze outside of the brighter borders and there may have been a hint of the central star as it looked slightly grainy in the center of the disk.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Beautiful set of sketches Erika!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:36 AM

Beautiful sketches, Erika!

That Hyperion zoom eyepiece is a fine piece of equipment, don't you think?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:00 AM

Very nicely done, Erika. Very informative too with your report. I like that.

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#5 Erix

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thanks. :) Rony, I really like it. Very clear and great FOV. It's not so good for outreach as it blinks out if you don't hold your eye just right to the eyepiece. I don't find it a problem, but a lot of the public that's never viewed through an eyepiece struggle. I end up having to swap it out for my Zhumell zoom for outreach.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

Erika,

Very nice sketches of NGC 7354 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Erika,

Not a bright planetary but you captured some great structure
with this one.

Frank :)

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thank you. :)






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