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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

On holiday in France I sketched some 10 globular clusters I can't see from my backyard in Belgium. M22 was a real revelation: speckled over all his surface, a lot of stars visible with some beautiful extencions. It should be a very impressive sight in a scope bigger than my 8 cm refractor (@ x111, SQM 20.8).

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

M55 was also a marvelous sight: big, but not so bright, speckled over all his surface, some stars visible at the border (8cm @ x111, SQM 20.8).

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

But most globular clusters looked more like M70 :( (8 cm @ x79, SQM 20.8).

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#4 Rutilus

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:24 PM

Jef - All great sketches. M22 is superb.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Jef ,

Very fine work on these globulars. All the globulars are worth a look.
It would be a real treat to see M22 straight up from the tropics.

Frank :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

Great job on all of those and very nice to see what they look like through a 3" scope!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

Great sketches, you got the bulging middle of m-22 perfectly congrads.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

Jef

I join the others to tell its beautiful.

Andre.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

Jef,

Very good sketches of M-22, M-55 & M-70 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#10 Jef De Wit

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for your nice words!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

Jef,

Excellent job on these globs! :)
M22 is one of my favorites, showing hints of structure in a 15x70 binocular as well. Your sketch of M22 reminds me of my own impression of a few years back. I then imagined branches of stars growing out of the cluster. Too bad we have to travel south to admire its splendor.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

Very beatiful sketches, Jeff!

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:12 AM

Excellent sketches Jeff. I like the faint blueish color too.

#14 Jef De Wit

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:29 AM

the faint blueish color

That wasn't the intention... I guess it is the result of scanning and inverting the colors :question:

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:15 AM

Great sketches
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