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M81 and M82 sketch and notes

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#1 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

After many cold months and lots of cloud covered weeks I finally was able to get out and do a sketch last night. It was about 30°F and it felt great compared to the last time I was out in -19°F imaging.

I used to scan my images in, but this time around I just took a picture with my point and shoot and inverted the image. I'm not sure I completely like the quality, it almost seems a bit pixelated, but my scanner has decided it doesn't want to completely want to scan anymore.

https://lh4.googleus...AAF6k/4m3EeR...

#2 frank5817

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

Michael,

Always a treat to see both galaxies in the same field of view.
Well done.

Frank :)

#3 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:50 PM

They are a great pair to look at, was going to get the Leo Triplet, but got too tired for the night by the time I got there. Just wish my light pollution was in the Orange zone so I could see them a bit better.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

Michael,

Very good sketch of M-81 & M-82 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#5 PeterDob

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Beautiful sketch, Michael! Your impression is very live-like and immediately gave me the impression I was looking through your eyepiece. It's a pity though that you didn't see any structure in M82, but this was probably due to all but optimal observing conditions. Excellent work!

Peter

#6 JeanB

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

A very nice pair indeed!

Jean

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

Michael,

Nicely done sketches even with the cold :jump:

Best,

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#8 AdirondackAstro

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks a lot everyone.

@Peter - I'm not sure if it's just hard to see structure through a 25mm in a 6" scope with 750mm focal length, or if it's light pollution that played a part in it.

@Eric - 30°F felt quite warm, so I was happy to be out in it. Only took a little over an hour to start getting chilly to me.


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