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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

Sorry guys, but work kept me from participating to this forum for a while. In order to make it up to you, here's last weekend's M16. In spite of the flashing lights from a local fair the nebula stood out beautifully through the OIII filter and the main "pillar of creation" was clearly visible!

Cheers,

Peter

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#2 Randolph Jay

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Absolutely beautiful, exquisite...Even with an OIII filter I can't tease out that detail from M16 since I am limited by aperture and sky conditions. Again...bravo!
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

18" + dark location + fine object + good sketcher = beautiful sketch. I never knew sketching was mathematics :graduate:

#4 PeterDob

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

Thank you very much Randolph and Jef. But you're absolutely right in saying that a decent sky does miracles... :)

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

Fantastic, Peter. :) Nicely processed, too. I got an OIII filter last Christmas but haven't tried it on M16--I will now, tho. :grin:

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Peter,

Good sketch of M-16 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#7 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:02 AM

Excellent drawing! Nice attention to detail. :waytogo:

#8 Aquarellia

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:18 AM

Nice, your sketches are always lovely ! The mathemasketch equation of Jef looks correct.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

Peter,

This is a great sketch of M-16.
You certainly have captured what is possible with an 18 incher. I love these true to eye sketches you do.

Frank :)

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

I saw M-16 last Saturday night using an Orion Ultrablock filter away from home at a darker site I go to. I wonder if the O-III would be better for this particular object? :question:

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

Peter,
Lovely work. Nice Job :)

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#12 PeterDob

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:52 AM

Many thanks, dear friends!

Peter

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

Best M16 sketch I've ever seen. Period.

#15 PeterDob

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

Dear Roel, aren't you exaggerating a little now? You make me blush... :D

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:46 AM

How do you make the image dark like that... Do you use white pencil? Beautiful by the way!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:22 AM

Sorry guys, but work kept me from participating to this forum for a while. In order to make it up to you, here's last weekend's M16. In spite of the flashing lights from a local fair the nebula stood out beautifully through the OIII filter and the main "pillar of creation" was clearly visible!

Cheers,

Peter


Peter, this is a very very nice sketch. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

#18 PeterDob

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

How do you make the image dark like that... Do you use white pencil? Beautiful by the way!


Photoshop! :D The original drawing is just pencil on wite paper, but then I do soms extensive processing on the pc.

Also many thanks to you, Jeff!

Peter






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