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#1 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:17 PM

So last night I went out to do a few sketches. Since I've only done a few previously, maybe about 10 or so, I decided to start over on my Messier sketch hunt. So here are my first sketches on my new hunt for Messiers. I needed to take a break from photographing, and start examining some of these objects the old fashioned way. Took observation notes, spent quite a bit of time examining these objects before I even started writing or sketching them. Such a different feeling than finding an object and attaching a camera. Can't wait to get out to do more.

M39: https://lh4.googleus...%2009-24-12.jpg

M52: https://lh3.googleus...%2009-24-12.jpg

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

I like these!!! I also like the observing notes.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:05 AM

Michael,

These are fine sketches made all the better with notes.

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#4 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

Thank you both very much. I debated cropping the notes but figured it adds to the actual sketch.
Since these are my first sketches in a while and I'm taking it more seriously than before I'm starting small with some open clusters before I break into nebula and galaxies.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

Can't wait to get out to do more.

That's the spirit ;)

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

Mike,

two wonderful pieces of work. I agree, notes add something priceless to sketches.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Michael,

Very good sketches of M-39 & M-52 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

Thank you very much Jef, Jean, and Tom.
Now if the moon would go back to new, and the clouds go away I could get a couple more sketches in!

Clear skies.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

Those look great. I assume pencils on white paper? I find open clusters tougher (or at least more tedious) than other DSO's to sketch.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Matt - Thank you. Yes white sketch paper I tore out of a Strathmore Sketchbook, a 2H pencil, and scanned it in. I find that the scanner didn't pick up the slight glow I put on the cluster of M52. Everything I tried to do to replicate it in PS only made it look worse. Open clusters are a bit tedious, and time consuming, but a lot of fun at the same time.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

Very nice sketches indeed!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

Nice ones and great notes.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

Thank you very much, Michael & Louise, and Phily.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:42 AM

They look very life like :)

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:43 AM

And M 39

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#16 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks, and thanks for showing those Bas van Krieken. Looks like a pretty cool little app, wish there was something like that on the iPod! Does that show the objects as they appear in the specified telescope?


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