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#1 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Hello,

I propose you a drawing of the Pleiades cluster made with my Skywatcher Equinox 80 mm. I was very glad to see clearly some nebulae around bright stars.

This is the link for the drawing in good resolution:
http://a406.idata.ov...M045-L80-md.jpg

I take this message to wish you a great New Year 2012!

#2 Andrev

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

Laurent

Boy my friend. You told me I'm good at sketching the sun, but let me tell you this sketch of the Pleiades is simply jaw dropping ! ! ! I just can't believe it's a sketch. Totally beautiful. Look at the faint stars in the sketch and the nebulosity. Wow... Woooooooooow. Congratulation my friend, I'm more than impressed, I'm speechless.

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#3 Aquarellia

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:15 AM

Super Laurent, you combine good optic and talent. I fully agree with Andre. Do you use a filter like UHC or OIII ?
With you all a good end of the year tonight.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

Just like a photograph!

Very well executed! :bow: :waytogo:

#5 Jef De Wit

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:50 AM

It's already a long time on my to do list, but I never had the courage to sketch it... But you did a really fine job! Is it a completely digital sketch?

#6 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

Thank you my friends !
There is no need filters for these nebulae of dust, UHC or OIII not work because it is not ionized gas. We just need a clear transparent sky and an optic wich does not diffuse the light of the brighest star too.

#7 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

It is at the origin a drawing made with a pencil. With Paint Shop Pro software I do an inversion for the black background, I touch the brightness and shape of certain stars that I have not been able to do well round with the pencil, and I erase the pencil stroke too strong (to make my nebulae more smooth). This is a lot of work but the result is a more realistic that a pencil drawing crude.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

Wow, that's really nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

Really nice attention to detail. The bright stars really pop out against such a dark background.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hi Laurent,

Good job in recording the detail in your sketch.

Best,

Eric Jamison

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

Laurent,
I love it! what a great rendering. :applause:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Laurent

Why you didn't this piece of art on astro-Quebec ?

I'm still under shock by the beauty of this sketch.

Andre

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

Laurent,

This is an excellent sketch with good attention to star brightness and position. :waytogo:

Frank :)

#14 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

thank you for your comment. Thank you André I'll also put it on astroquebec.
Happy New Year 2013 to all! many clear nights and the health to enjoy it!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

Terrific observation, Laurent! You've captured the visual representation of the nebulosity quite similarly to how I see it in my 85mm binocular. Nicely done.

#16 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:49 AM

Gratulation! You saw quite a lot form the nebulae with such a small instrument.

#17 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Chopin, Uwe, thank you for your comments !

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Laurent,

Very good sketch of Pleiades :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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