Three summer Messiers: M11, M29 & M39
Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:02 PM
Very good sketches of M-11, M-29 & M-39 .
Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:40 AM
Try using a bit more power on M-11. It takes power really well and you can see tons of more stars! I use 218x / 22.5' on it with my 10" scope and 5.5mm Meade WP UWA for M-11.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:14 AM
In the past I sketched clusters filing the whole FOV. Now I prefer the 1/3-rule somebody (forgot who) told me here on CN (1/3 cluster 2/3 fieldstars). It gives a more "beautiful" sketch.
Try using a bit more power on M-11.
Ofcourse while observing (without sketching) I try different magnifications.
I found the number of stars already enough to sketch
you can see tons of more stars!