M1 and M42/43
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:04 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:58 AM
I gues I missed these when I was off the forum so long in December. Your M42 is beautiful--the nebulosity is delicate and well rendered.
You've done a fine job with M1 as well. I hope you get to revisit M1 under better conditions--it really needs good transparency for the best view.
I've been waiting for the right conditions to revisit M1 myself. I sketched it back in November but since then got an O-III filter that helps to bring out the filaments if the seeing and transparency are good and the skies are dark.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:40 AM
M1 can be such an underwhelming object. To pick out so much detail, even in a 16" is brilliant. And then to faithfully lay it down is nothing less than remarkable.
M42 is the opposite to M1. Nothing BUT detail. M42 is such a task master as a result. The strength of the artist that's key here is their concentration. M42 can suck one dry from effort. Well done mate,