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#1 Achernar

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

Two months ago the best night in three months came along, so I took the opportunity to observe a number of spring galaxies, including M-66 with the 15-inch Dob. Although I made an pencil drawing, I decided to try using black paper with white and gray pastel pencils to "invert" the original drawing, which was made with an 8.8mm ES 82 degree eyepices. With a Paracorr in place, that eyepiece yielded 227X. Sky conditions were very good, and I was able to see the asymmetrical spiral arms in M-66, the more regular spiral arms in M-65, and the duslane in NGC-3628 very clearly. After that, skies until now have been mostly murky, with only two nights where I got any decent looks at bright DSO's from home. I can't wait until fall.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

Taras,

Good drawing of M-66 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Taras,

This was a great looking night for you. The sketch is very detailed. It is difficult to get many nights like this in a year.
Excellent work.

Frank :)

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Good sketch showing a lot of accurate detail. :waytogo:

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:08 PM

Taras,

Incredible sketch! I love the spiral detail and how the core is brighter than any other part. I also like the molting on the outer rim of the galaxy. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:48 AM

Fine sketch. Don't forget to change the "M65" on the sketch, it is confusing.

#7 Achernar

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for letting me know, I have confused M-65 for M-66 and vice versa before. I just took care of it.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

Taras,
Beautiful work, I am impressed with that type of view. Great detail.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

Superb ! Nice job.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Looks great, Nice detail.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:28 AM

Tara's that was a very sketch and observation. Much appreciated.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

Wow, very nice sketch. Thanks.


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