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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

Stock 2 is a nice, big and bright cluster some 2° north of the Double Cluster. 8 cm refractor @ x16, FOV +/- 2°. Hope you like it!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hope you like it!


I do. Never been much on open clusters, but they are attractive. Thanks for sharing this one.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Stock 2 is one of my favorite open clusters. Nice job!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Jef,

Nice sketch of Stock 2 (Muscle Man) :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

Jef,

Excellent capture. Love the variance in brightness and intensity and size of the stars. It gives it a eyepiece feel. Stock 2 is indeed a fine OC.

#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

Thanks everybody!
In fact the 'legs' aren't part of Stock 2. The left leg (northeast) is even a cluster on his own (ASCC 8).

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

Jef,
Very nice sketch of this large cluster(s)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

Jef,

This is a nice cluster in Cas. from my location but I frequently forget to look at it. It been years, I need to have a look soon while it is high in the north. Very fine sketch.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

Very nice sketch! It is not easy to diferentiate the subtle changes in brightness.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

Jim, Frank and Uwe, thanks for the nice words.

It is not easy to diferentiate the subtle changes in brightness.

I agree. I think I sketched the brightess stars to bright. In reality the differences between the brightness of the stars is smaler.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

A very tidy sketch Jef and I agree with Uwe that you did a great job showing star size and brightness.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

That is such a stunning area of sky to scan through low power instruments. I love the realistic sensation of your wide field view. And like others have said, nice representation of star brightness. :waytogo:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:32 AM

Thanks Mike (mmm... a 16" Sumerian) and Jason!

nice representation of star brightness

I have a set of Fine Liners for the different brightness. The faintest stars I leave in pencil. Seems to work fine.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

Hi

I agree with other members, this is a beautiful sketch of this OC.

Andre.






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