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#1 John K

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

I see that I have brought the second sketch of this fine group to the forum.It's nice to see such great work here!

Here is my take on the group with my 8" dob.The skys where great and they popped right out at me leaving me no choice but to capture there likeness.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

John,

This is a beautiful sketch. You have captured each galaxy perfectly.
I assume this is graphite on white paper - inverted?

Frank :)

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

John,
That is very nice sketch. I viewed the trio at a Messier Marathon the other night its a splendid sight which you have captured very well. Nice work.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

Beautiful sketch, John! Your galaxies look very realistic and give me the feeling that I'm truly looking through the eyepiece. Excellent job!

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#5 John K

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thank you.
This is a pastel on black paper.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

What kind of pastel did you use? The realism you captured is outstanding!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

That's a great bit of work, John. If it's just like looking through the eyepiece (which it is) then mission accomplished!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

Superb sketch. The galaxies look real. Your are talented.

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#9 John K

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

Thanks
The pastels are dry, they are ground up on sand paper and painted onto the paper.The stars are done with white charcoal pencil as well as a white jell pen for the brighter ones.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

You saw the dust lane in 3628?

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#11 Jef De Wit

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:37 AM

Fine sketch!

#12 John K

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

Thanks
Yes there is a very faint brightening across the center that shows the dust lane just up from it with averted vision.The brightening was also very uneven giving it more of a lumpy look but it still ran the length of the galaxy. The skys play a major roll in this observation.The sky's had just cleared so the transparency was great.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

John,

Very good sketch of the Leo Treo :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#14 Michael11

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

This is a really nice drawing! Exactly the same view I had in my eyepiece last week. I also like the layout, and hand written remarks.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

Well done John

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

Fantastic sketch and truly realistic!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

John,
Wonderful sketch!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

very well done

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

Great and accurate sketch! Its what look like when we look at without astrophotograph!

#20 John K

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Thank you.
That is exactly what I am trying to accomplish with my sketching.I true visual representation of what can be seen in the eyepieces under good conditions.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

John, fantastic work there mate. Deft touch & eye for detail!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Awesome! Very well done. :bow:

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