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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

The Orion Nebula is always a spectacular sight and obviously in my 18" Dob it makes you glued to the eyepiece for an hour. This particular drawing was made without the use of any nebular filter because I wanted to show the "natural" shades of the nebula. I even perceived a slight hint of orangy-red at the nebula's brightest borders! Of course, this to the detriment of the background nebulosity which wasn't as obvious as with the use of a filter. Nevertheless also NGC1980 was clearly visible in the upper-left corner. I hope you like it!

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#2 Chopin

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Quite beautiful, Peter!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

That is an awesome capture of the Orion Nebula!

Well done! :bow:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Spectacular indeed

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Peter,

Very good sketch of the Sword of Orion :).


CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Peter,

Stunning capture of the Orion Nebula.
Very intimidating target, especial if you include color.

Frank :)

#7 PeterDob

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Thank you so much, guys... I don't know what to say...

Peter

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Very nicely done.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Terrific, sketch indeed, Peter!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Qutie impressive what you see in your scope. Its looks like a big bird. All those colors. Woah.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

Another beautiful sketch, Peter.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

I didn't miss the subtle attention to color. Well done.

Pete

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

I didn't miss the subtle attention to color. Well done.
Pete

I totally agree! Perfect color rendition, including the pinkish edges, exactly as it appeared through my 18" two nights ago. SUPERB!!!!

#14 PeterDob

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

You're all so kind... Many thanks! I'll try to do just as well with my next drawing. :-D

Peter

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

Peter... simply outstanding. You are very talented! The more I look at the sketch the more detail I see. Really, really great. I look forward to seeing many more of your fine sketches.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

Fantastic

#17 PeterDob

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:29 AM

Peter... simply outstanding. You are very talented! The more I look at the sketch the more detail I see. Really, really great. I look forward to seeing many more of your fine sketches.


Well, that's the whole idea. Just like when you're at the eyepiece and the more you look the more detail comes forward. Therefore your compliment means a lot to me because apparently I've reached my goal. Thanks! :-)

Peter

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

Peter,
Superb!
Big scope + dark sky= subtle color.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

really beautiful and realistic, the colors are very well applied, very subtle !

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Peter,

Wonderful sketch! Love the wide field and the overall capture. Nicely, no, most excellent. My son will be spending the next several years in Italy. Just curious where Carù is located?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Simply beautiful and a real example of the "art" of sketching vs the harness of a crisp astro-photograph. A real keeper....

#22 PeterDob

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Peter,

Wonderful sketch! Love the wide field and the overall capture. Nicely, no, most excellent. My son will be spending the next several years in Italy. Just curious where Carù is located?


Caru' is a small Hamlet in the commune of Villa Minozzo, which lies in the mountains of the Parma-Reggio Emilia-Modena region. It's still un U spoilt and authentic part of Italy and that's why we chose to start a new life here (apart from the decent sky of course :cool:) Thanks for the comment and tell your son he's always welcome.

@Chris, Laurent and Jim: also thank you for your kind words!

Peter

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Love it, beautiful sketch!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Congratulation Peter, in Jan 2013,... you push sketching to the summit.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

That is beautiful. I love the subtle ghostly appearance, and the hint of red on the wings.
Was it done on a tablet?






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